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.
28 June 2021
The rationale for including osteopathic manipulative treatment in the management of infections: a hermeneutic review
As the prevalence of drug-resistant infections continues to outpace the development of new antibiotics, we must explore all reasonable options…
28 June 2021
Osteopaths’ Perspectives on Patient Adherence to Self-Management Strategies: A Qualitative Content Analysis
Self-management strategies (SMS) have been found to positively affect healthcare outcomes. However, clinicians often encounter patients with differing levels of…
28 June 2021
Cost comparison of osteopathic manipulative treatment for patients with chronic low back pain
Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is the second leading cause of disability in the United States, with significant physical and…
Last New COME Reseach
5 June 2021
The legacy and implications of the body-mind-spirit osteopathic tenet: a discussion paper evaluating its clinical relevance in contemporary osteopathic care
A current osteopathic tenet inherited from Native American principles involves viewing each person as a dynamic interaction of body-mind-spirit (BMS)….
28 March 2021
Moderate to Substantial Inter-Rater Reliability in the Assessment of Cranial Bone Mobility Restrictions
The World Health Organization benchmarks for osteopathic training consider cranial osteopathy as an important manual skill. Studies of cranial manual…
17 March 2021
Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment vs Sham Treatment on Activity Limitations in Patients With Nonspecific Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain A Randomized Clinical Trial
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is frequently offered to people with nonspecific low back pain (LBP) but never compared with sham…