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.
26 July 2022
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Brief Review of the Hands-On Treatment Approaches and Their Therapeutic Uses
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is an emerging practice in the healthcare field with increasing popularity and evidence-based therapy. Osteopathic manipulative…
26 July 2022
The utilisation and attitudes to patient reported outcome measures by Australian osteopaths: A cross sectional study
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) provide information on patients’ views of their symptoms, functional status, health related quality of life and…
26 July 2022
Acupuncture and Osteopathic Medicine for Atopic Dermatitis – a Three-armed Randomized Controlled Explorative Clinical Trial
Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients frequently use acupuncture (ACU) and osteopathic medicine (OM), although their therapeutic benefits are unclear. The objective of…
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19 July 2022
The Osteopaths’ Therapeutic Approaches Questionnaire (Osteo-TAQ) – A content validity study
Osteopathy requires reliable and valid research tools to generate evidence on the different aspects of practice including how practitioners approach…
26 June 2022
Exploring lumbo-pelvic functional behaviour patterns during osteopathic motion tests: A biomechanical (en)active inference approach to movement analysis
Observing how individuals actively adapt to their environment may provide additional insights into traditional clinical tests. Rather than using tests…
4 June 2022
Does the inter-osseous membrane fascial dysfunction exist ? An observational study comparing palpation to ultrasound measurements
There is a lack of evidence to support a correspondence between osteopathic palpation and anatomical findings. The concept of dysfunction…