Kesava Kovanur Sampath

Kesava is a Principal Academic Staff Member in the Centre for Health and Social Practice at Waikato Institute of Technology in New Zealand. He is the chair of the osteopathic research steering committee in New Zealand. He is part of the leadership team at the Duke Centre of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He is also a visiting research fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney. Kesava’s research specialties include neurophysiological outcomes, spinal manipulation, manual therapy practice and education. Apart from research, Kesava thoroughly enjoys his hands-on clinical practice. Kesava is a keen cricketer and enjoys playing/watching/discussing about it any day/anytime. He is married and has two lovely daughters.

Top Publications:

Kovanur-Sampath K, Arumugam A, Yaghi E, Fairs E and Andersen P (2023). Perception and knowledge of learners about the use of 3D technologies in manual therapy education – a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education.

Kovanur-Sampath K, Darlow B, Tumilty S, Shillito W, Hanses M, Devan H and Thomson OP (2021). Barriers and facilitators experienced by osteopaths in implementing a biopsychosocial (BPS) framework of care when managing people with musculoskeletal pain – A mixed methods systematic review. BMC Health Services Research.

Kovanur-Sampath K, Mani R., Cotter, JD, Katare R, Neale J, and Tumilty S. (2021). Thoracic spinal manipulation effect on neuro-endocrine response in people with Achilles tendinopathy: A randomized cross-over trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.