The COME Collaboration is an interdisciplinary foundation for osteopathy excellence.
We bring together clinicians and scientists who study the effect and effectiveness of osteopathic medicine. Our goal is to understand how osteopathy works, to produce compelling evidence to optimize health care services and enhance quality of education. Our research groups study all aspects of application of osteopathic medicine including lab-based and clinical-based research as well as translational research.
We host and train clinicians, scientists and support staff, and interact with collaborators throughout the world.
As well as conducting scientific research, we offer a wide range of educational and training opportunities to support the development of osteopathy both nationally and internationally, and have an active public engagement agenda.
Within the foundation, the terms osteopathy and osteopathic medicine are used interchangeably.
8 September 2019
The efficacy of muscle energy techniques in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects: a systematic review
Muscle energy techniques are applied to reduce pain and increase range of motion. These are applied to a variety of…
7 September 2019
Shared decision making by United Kingdom osteopathic students: an observational study using the OPTION-12 instrument
At the crux of patient centred care is Shared Decision Making (SDM), which benefits patient and practitioner. Despite external pressures,…
21 August 2019
Concussion Evaluation and Management: An Osteopathic Perspective
Concussions have been increasingly reported over the past decade, but the reported incidence likely minimizes the actual numbers of people…
Last New COME Reseach
- 18 July 2019 An investigation of Australian osteopaths’ attitudes, skills and utilisation of evidence-based practice: a national cross-sectional survey
2 May 2019
Cynefin Framework for Evidence-Informed Clinical Reasoning and Decision-Making
Osteopathy (manipulative care provided by foreign-trained osteopaths) emphasizes manual techniques as the cornerstone of patient care. Although osteopathic medicine has…
28 April 2019
Cerebral Perfusion Changes After Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Randomized Manual Placebo-Controlled Trial
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is a therapeutic approach aimed at enhancing the body’s self-regulation focusing on somatic dysfunctions correction. Despite…