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.
21 May 2020
Buying Time: Using OMM to Potentially Reduce the Demand for Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With COVID-19
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) pandemic is causing an increased need for mechanical ventilation for a significant…
21 May 2020
Osteopathic treatment leads to significantly greater reductions in chronic thoracic pain after CABG surgery: A randomised controlled trial
There are a number of long-term postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Pulmonary function is decreased by…
3 May 2020
Osteopathy in the French-speaking part of Switzerland: Practitioners’ profile and scope of back pain management
Osteopathy is commonly used for spinal pain, but knowledge about back pain management by osteopaths is scarce. The aim of…
Last New COME Reseach
22 March 2020
Beliefs about chronic low back pain amongst osteopaths registered in Spain: A cross-sectional survey
Healthcare providers’ attitudes and beliefs might influence patients’ attitudes and beliefs as well as their management approach. It was hypothesised…
22 March 2020
Effect of manual approaches with osteopathic modality on brain correlates of interoception: an fMRI study
The present randomised placebo controlled trial explored the extent to which osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) affects brain activity, particularly the…
27 February 2020
Assessment and Management of Somatic Dysfunctions in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common determinants of knee pain. The causes of PFPS are multifactorial,…