I am preparing for surgery

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Prehabilitation is an important part of the surgical process, yet many patients are not fully aware of the benefits that it can offer. Prehabilitation is a program of exercises and lifestyle amendments that are tailored to each patient. The program aims to help the patient be in the best physical and psychological state before surgery. … Read more

Supporting your ankles during exercise

Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained during exercise or sport and can take a long time to heal. If you are an avid exerciser, then it is important to make sure that you are taking the necessary precautions to protect your ankles. In this blog post, we will discuss some ways … Read more

Top 5 tips for looking after your mental health

We all lead busy lives and can often put our mental health on the back burner. After all, we can’t see it or feel it the way we can a broken arm or a swollen knee. But just like physical health requires attention and care, mental health does too. So here are our top 5 … Read more

Acute sports injuries

OSSEM is now offering same day appointments for acute sports injuries. Our in-house Sports Doctors can assess, arrange imaging and onward referral to Dr Mike Reid (Orthopaedic Surgeon) as needed, all in the one day. If you are prepping for an upcoming sporting event, don’t let an acute injury interfere with your sport.  Just contact … Read more

OSSEM Sport in Cairns

Cairns punches above its weight with sporting events.  Hopefully COVID will not prevent the reinstating of most of the sporting events in Cairns.  These are the big events in our diary and there will be representatives from Team OSSEM at all of these events….see you there! In May we have The Great Barrier Reef Games … Read more

Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is a common complaint to physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons, GPs and sport physicians.  With the Cairns IronMan and Cairns Marathon going ahead this year, we are all getting our trainers on and hitting the streets and trails for some training.  There are very few runners out there who haven’t suffered from the dreaded … Read more

Bone Stress Injuries

Stress reactions and stress fractures are one of those heart sink injuries for all athletes. These injuries commonly present with localised pain and tenderness over the fracture site.  This presentation will often coincide with a recent change in training such as an increase in intensity and load.  Stress fractures can theoretically occur in any bone. … Read more