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. I have successfully been treating Chronic Prostatitis (CP) and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) patients since 2009
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 the treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) and Chronic Prostatitis (CP).
Having suffered with Acute and then Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) from epididymitis and orchitis in my mid 20’s, (read here and here) 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:
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.
I am very excited to bring you my CPPS & Prostatitis Approach to “The Pelvic Pain Clinic” at 96 Harley Street, London.
“Having suffered with Pelvic Pain to the point where I had to be hospitalised for a number of nights, Karl has a great understanding and level of empathy with his patients, appreciating exactly how they feel and what they are going through”.