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Karl Monahan

Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist ACMT

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) in Men
  • Pain Management

Bio Summary

I am a sports and advanced clinical massage therapist with extensive training in abdominal and pelvic health. I qualified as a sports massage therapist in 2001 and have continually expanded my knowledge base in sports injuries, functional and therapeutic movement, pain management, stress management and pelvic health ever since.

In 2006 I started my career in Men’s Health joining the Prostate Centre, Wimpole St, London as a Lifestyle Therapist, taking a holistic approach to the treatment of prostate cancer patients, providing advice on fitness, nutrition, stress management and relaxation techniques.

It was during this period that I started my research and training into becoming the Chronic Pelvic Pain and Prostatitis Therapist that I am today.

Having suffered with Acute and then Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) from epididymitis and orchitis in my mid 20’s, I already had a vested interest in the treatment of these syndromes.

Working amongst the UK’s leading Men’s Health and Prostate specialists on Wimpole St was the start of my journey.

In 2010 I travelled to Belize, Portland and Mexico to learn a traditional form of abdominal and pelvic massage called The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT). I was the first male in Europe to offer this highly specialised treatment and it continues to form the very foundation of my approach. In 2011 I was invited to lecture at the ATMAT convention in Mexico on the benefits of ATMAT in the treatment of male pelvic pain and type 3 non-bacterial prostatitis.

I have been very fortunate to study with and take huge inspiration from the following Pelvic Pain specialists:

  • Professor Grace Dorey MBE, one of the UK’s leading physiotherapists in the rehabilitation of male pelvic disorders post prostate surgery.
  • Leon Chaitow, author, lecturer and leading healthcare specialist in chronic pelvic pain.
  • Ruth Jones (who has worked alongside Dr’s Anderson and Wise) who along with Leon Chaitow wrote the ground breaking book – “Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction.”
  • Bill Taylor, contributing author to the same book, as well as being a leading UK physio in the treatment of CPPS.
  • Rhonda Kotarinos, one of the leading American physio’s in treating pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Rosita Arvigo, founder of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy
  • Marty Ryan, visceral and palpatory anatomy specialist.

Recognising a need, I then founded the UK’s first Prostatitis and CPPS support group, meeting once a month. These groups offered patients a chance to meet other sufferers face to face, to express fears, anxieties, hopes, success stories, treatments and much more.

My current aim is to set up Regional Support Groups across the UK for all sufferers to benefit from the support and nurturing environment that these meetings can bring to patients.

I am very excited to bring you my CPPS & Prostatitis Approach to The Pelvic Pain Clinic, Harley Street, London.

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