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.
9 January 2020
The quest to decipher how the body’s cells sense touch
After decades of puzzling over how cells sense touch and pressure, scientists are zooming in on the proteins responsible ……
8 January 2020
Potential treatment effect modifiers for manipulative therapy for children complaining of spinal pain.Secondary analyses of a randomised controlled trial
In children, spinal pain is transitory for most, but up to 20% experience recurrent and bothersome complaints. It is generally…
8 January 2020
What is usual care for low back pain? A systematic review of health care provided to patients with low back pain in family practice and emergency departments
International clinical practice guidelines for low back pain (LBP) contain consistent recommendations including universal provision of information and advice to…
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…