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. 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:
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.
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
“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”.