In this second Facebook Live presentation we will be looking at how the biopsychosocial approach (BPS) fits into practice. And, how patients can benefit from considering the 3 domains – Biological, Psychological and Sociological.

(BioPsychoSocial Applications to treating Prostatitis and CPPS- full presentation can be seen on our You Tube channel)

I hope you enjoyed the first presentation in which the BioPsychoSocial approach was outlined. If you haven’t yet had a chance to watch it, it can be found here

These include, but are not exclusive to the following list. It is essential to remember that this will change from moment to moment, circumstance to circumstance. This will also depend heavily on each individual and the story they carry with them.

Key Elements of the BioPsychoSocial model in CP/CPPS

  • Biologocial. Including Muscular tension, Changes to breathing, Inflammation, Changes to the Sensory and Motor cortex, Increased nerve sensitivity
  • Psychological. Catastrophisation, Hyper-vigilance, Anxiety, Fear Avoidance, Stress, Worry
  • Socialogical. Including Effecting Relationships (personal, work, family), Socially unacceptable nature of CPPS, Feeling of Isolation, Reduced ability to work, Reduced Socialising, Activity/Exercise/Hobbies

Karl Monahan, the owner of The Pelvic Pain Clinic will continue to expand on the importance of considering the BPS model. He will draw together key research from the first presentation on why Psychological and Sociological issues can compound the symptoms:

Patients can expect to find key resources to give them a greater understanding into what factors can drive and up regulate their symptoms. These will include some practical, working examples that each patient can contribute to themselves. The aim of which is to illustrate the multiple factors in their conditions

Therapists can expect to find a number of resources to use with patients to open dialogue in clinic. Therefore gaining a deeper understanding of the psychological and sociological implications of CPPS/CP. These are very simple and easy to implement and can prove priceless in understanding the deeper complexities of CPPS and CP.

Invitations to the event are no longer available, but do check our website/Facebook page regularly as we will hosting many more in 2018.

Testimonials From Clients

“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”

To read blog posts from my patients about their successful recovery from their chronic pelvic pain and chronic prostatitis experiences, in their own words click here


Please find below a sample of some of my patient testimonials from over the years. I have not included them ALL here. Instead I have picked a handful of those that demonstrate a wide range of my skill sets, outcomes and patient opinions. I would therefore hope that you are able to gauge how I approach my methods of treatment. If you have any questions regarding any of these comments below or would like to know more about my treatment please contact me here

My aim is to take every individual patient I see and treat them as individuals. If I am not achieving this then I believe I am letting down that patient. It is therefore imperative that my approach is bespoke and tailored. Failure to do so is likely to result in an unsuccessful outcome.

From those testimonials listed below I hope to give you a flavour of what you can expect if you come and see me as a patient.


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