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.
18 January 2022
Immediate alteration of the lumbar intervertebral foramen during the so-called osteopathic locking technique: A preliminary analysis on healthy subjects
Degenerative processes in the lumbar spine can lead to a decrease of the disc height and an alteration of the…
5 January 2022
Preventing progression from chronic to widespread pain and its impact on health-related quality of life: a historical cohort study of osteopathic medical care
This study aimed to determine if osteopathic medical care lowers the risk of progression from localized chronic low back pain…
5 January 2022
Osteopathic structure/function models renovation for a person-centered approach: a narrative review and integrative hypothesis
The construct of the osteopathic structure-function models is reported as a cornerstone of clinical reasoning and treatment processes. Nevertheless, there…
Last New COME Reseach
4 December 2021
Do manual therapies have a specific autonomic effect? An overview of systematic reviews
The impact of manual therapy interventions on the autonomic nervous system have been largely assessed, but with heterogeneous findings regarding…
27 November 2021
Results of a feasibility randomised controlled trial of osteopathy on neck-shoulder pain in computer users
Computer use is a well-known source of chronic pain, leading to absenteeism and reduced productivity and well-being. This study evaluated…
21 October 2021
Overcoming placebo-related challenges in manual therapy trials: the ‘whats and hows’ and the ‘touch equality assumption’ proposals
Due to the significant increase in interest in placebos, biomedical scientists have incorporated placebo innovations into a modern methodological research…