Cairns 70.3

What a fabulous day at Cairns IronMan!! A beautiful day in paradise. It was great to see Cairns bustling again. Thank you to all the volunteers, cheer squad and support crew. Well done to all the competitors who got out there and had a crack!

We are challenging you!


We are challenging you to make on small change to help improve your overall wellbeing. From a daily walk, a swim or a cycle… there are many simple ways you can contribute positively to your long-term health.  

What is Osteoarthritis?

It is the most common chronic joint condition and often described as the ‘wear and tear’ of the joint. It is characterised by the damage of the cartilage, deterioration of the tendons and ligaments, bony spurs forming around the edge of the joint and inflammation of the joint tissue. It is most often found in … Read more

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