MY STORY, HISTORY AND APPROACH

In 2006 I started my career in Men’s Health joining the Prostate Centre, Wimpole St, London as a Lifestyle Therapist. I took an 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.

Consequently 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. Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) forms the foundation of my approach. I was the first male in Europe to offer this highly specialised treatment. And as a result in 2011 I was invited to lecture at the ATMAT convention in Mexico. My presentation was 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 has worked alongside Dr’s Anderson and Wise.  Along with Leon Chaitow Ruth 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.

 

As a qualified teacher myself I love to impart knowledge. My approach is to inform patients why they are experiencing their symptoms, how to manage them and how to understand flare ups. However, in the fight against male pelvic pain it is important to educate those that work in and around mens health too. I have been very fortunate enough to run a number of evening lectures and seminars for patients and health care professionals. Furthermore I was very fortunate enough to be asked to train the Prostate Cancer UK Specialist nurse team . In addition I have also recorded a number of webinars and podcasts as well as guest blogs and articles.

The Future

I am currently studying my MSc in Pain Management, finishing December 2019. My aim  from completing this masters is to change the current archaic approaches to treating male pelvic pain. I feel this condition has been left out in the dark and cold for far too long. It is time to bring the treatment of Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome into the 21st Century. As a result I hope that many more men are able to fully recover from CPPS and CP

 

Karl Demonstration

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“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”.

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