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 October 2016
A.T. Still’s Osteopathic Lesion Theory and Evidence-Based Models Supporting the Emerged Concept of Somatic Dysfunction
Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, coined the original idea of lesion based on the obstruction of flow of body fluids, but primarily…
14 October 2016
What can osteopaths learn from concerns and complaints raised against them? A review of insurance and regulator reports
All regulated health care professions have formal procedures for dealing with complaints. We often hear about the major complaints but…
31 August 2016
Multicenter Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly: Subgroup Analysis on Hospital Length of Stay, Ventilator-Dependent Respiratory Failure Rate, and In-hospital Mortality Rate
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is a promising adjunctive treatment for older adults hospitalized for pneumonia. The objective of this study is to…
Last New COME Reseach
- 8 October 2016 A commentary on “Alternative, Complementary or Orthodox: What is real medicine?”
- 8 September 2016 Osteopathic manipulative treatment in neurological diseases: Systematic review of the literature
- 8 September 2016 The enigmatic case of cranial osteopathy: Evidence versus clinical practice