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.
6 May 2021
Sham treatment effects in manual therapy trials on back pain patients: a systematic review and pairwise meta-analysis
The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effects and reliability of sham procedures in manual…
6 May 2021
Patient reported outcomes in a large cohort of patients receiving osteopathic care in the United Kingdom
The use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) to evaluate care is being advocated increasingly in clinical settings. Electronic data…
19 April 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
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…
17 March 2021
Stuck in the middle with you: why a broad-brush approach to defining central sensitisation does not help clinicians and patients
Central sensitization is increasingly interpreted as central nervous system hyperexcitability accounting for a general increase in sensitivity, and used to…