The Pelvic Pain Clinic website is a resource for both patients and specialists alike. Read about our treatment for CPPS and Prostatitis as well as current research, findings and articles on Mens Health's and Male Pelvic Pain
The Pelvic Pain Clinic was set up by Karl Monahan, a sports and advanced clinical massage therapist experienced in the treatment of male pelvic pain including type 3 non-bacterial Prostatitis and CPPS.
Having suffered with Chronic Pelvic Pain for many years he understands what many Urologists and Doctors simply cannot. His empathetic approach focuses on modern pain management, self-care techniques and lifestyle adaptation. He believes all patients should be the driver in their recovery, that the therapist should merely be the facilitator and educator. Karl gives his patients the tools with which they can manage and reduce their own symptoms, he emphasises the importance of patients taking back control of their lives.
Type 3 non-bacterial Prostatitis or CPPS accounts for roughly 90% of all cases of Prostatitis, with some figures stating that bacterial involvement accounts for as little as 5-7% of all cases of Prostatitis*.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) states that 25% of all visits to a Urologist by male patients are Prostatitis related. Yet patients are often left feeling isolated by their healthcare provider, misunderstood and very anxious about their condition. They are often told, ‘There is nothing we can do for you’ and ‘This is something you have to learn to live with.’ **
With up to 15% of the male population said to suffer from Prostatitis type symptoms at some point in their life, ‘The Pelvic Pain Clinic’ is here to help.
*Anderson, R. 2008. The role pf pelvic floor therapies in chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Current Prostate Reports 6, 139-144 **Krieger JN, Lee SW, Jeon J, et al; 2008 Epidemiology of prostatitis. Int J Antimicrob Agents. Feb;31 Suppl 85-90.
“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”.