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.
14 November 2019
Visceral osteopathic manipulative treatment reduces patient reported digestive toxicities induced by adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer: A randomized controlled clinical study
Breast cancer patients often benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, a protocol whose effectiveness is accompanied by disabling adverse effects. The aim…
12 November 2019
Visceral Origin: An Underestimated Source of Neck Pain. A Systematic Scoping Review
The diagnosis of neck pain is challenging. Many visceral disorders are known to cause it, and clinical practice guidelines recommend…
12 November 2019
Best Evidence Rehabilitation for Chronic Pain Part 3: Low Back Pain
Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is a major and highly prevalent health problem. Given the high number of papers available,…
Last New COME Reseach
25 September 2019
Dynamic touch reduces physiological arousal in preterm infants: A role for c-tactile afferents?
Preterm birth is a significant risk factor for a range of long-term health problems and developmental disabilities. Though touch plays…
- 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…