Are you having surgery in the near future?

Are you having surgery in the near future? Now is the time to get Fit4Surgery! Enhance your surgical outcome by optimising your health before your operation. Speak to one of the OSSEM doctors today to have a Fit4Surgery prehabilitation plan put together, personalised for you. We will address: – existing medical conditions such as diabetes, … Read more

Dr Michael Reid

OSSEM - Dr Mike Reid

Dr Michael Reid is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Cairns with specialist interest in knee and hip surgery and sports injuries. He has decades of experience in treating chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries and is passionate about improving surgical outcomes for his patients. Dr Reid will provide an individually tailored, patient centred model of care … Read more

Did you know that netball is the highest participated team sport for females in Australia?

  In Australia more than 410,000 people play netball, and it is the highest participated team sport for females. The game features high intensity short sprints and agility movements, jumping, landing, passing and catching. Given the nature of the game, high injury rates are common. Knee injury and ankle sprains are the highest medical attention … Read more

Cruciate ligaments

OSSEM - Cruciate ligaments

  Your cruciate ligaments are found inside your knee joint. Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) runs diagonally in the middle of the knee and prevents your shinbone (tibia) from sliding out in front of your thighbone (femur), as well as providing stability when rotating. Your ACL can be injured in some of the following ways: … Read more

Do you sleep enough?

OSSEM - Sleep is important

  We all know a healthy diet and physical exercise is important when trying to reduce excess body fat. But did you know our sleep also plays a role? Obesity has been associated with both shorter sleep duration and poor sleep quality. Why? Shorter sleep duration has been shown to lead to decreased levels of … Read more

Optimise your performance

OSSEM - Optimise your performance

      Our doctors understand the demands that sport puts on your body and want to work with you to overcome injuries and optimise your performance. We deal with all musculoskeletal problems, nutrition, asthma in sport, injury prevention, weight loss and exercise prescriptions. Call us today 07 4242 1444