Samual Kayll, Senior Osteopath

Sam is a registered Osteopath with experience working in regional and metropolitan Victoria. Alongside his clinical roles, he completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) investigating the effect of kneecap pain on running gait. In 2021, Sam received a scholarship from The University of Melbourne to undertake a PhD studying the effect of knee injuries on running mechanics in adults and adolescents. His research has been published in multiple high impact journals such as the British journal of Sports Medicine and the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. He was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence and gained significant media attention for his research.

Sam currently tutors at The University of Melbourne and has presented workshops for Osteopathy Australia on ‘Osteopathy for Older Australians’. He sits on the Victorian State Council for Sports Medicine Australia and the Osteopathy Australia Editorial and Education Committee helping to deliver quality professional development for clinicians.

Sam has experience working with local sporting clubs and workplaces to help manage and prevent sporting and workplace injuries. Sam has expertise in treating patients of all ages and enjoys seeing patients reach their goals. Sam utilises a range of treatment techniques and will provide tailored rehabilitation programs for the management and prevention of your injury.

In his spare time, Sam enjoys surfing around Victoria and is a regular participant in the Melbourne marathon. You can see his thoughts on musculoskeletal health on his twitter here.


  • PhD Candidate – The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Health and Biomedical Science (Honours) – RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy) – RMIT University
  • Bachelor of Health Science – RMIT University


Haber, T… Kayll, S. (2023). Clinical reasoning in managing chronic hip pain: One in two Australian and New Zealand physiotherapists diagnosed a case vignette with clinical criteria for hip OA as hip OA. A cross‐sectional survey. Musculoskeletal Care

Kayll, S. Hinman, R. Bryant, A. Bennell, K. Rowe, P. Paterson, K. (2023). Do biomechanical foot-based interventions reduce patellofemoral joint loads in adults with and without patellofemoral pain or osteoarthritis? A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine

Kayll, S. Hinman, R. Bennell, K. Bryant, A. Rowe, P. Paterson, K. (2022). The effect of biomechanical foot-based interventions on patellofemoral joint loads during gait in adults with and without patellofemoral pain or osteoarthritis: a systematic review protocol. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research