"Working with Karl acted as both the starting blocks and the engine for my recovery, mental and physical, from pelvic pain and other health problems arising as a result of an unbalanced lifestyle. One of the most important factors in my recovery was a feeling that Karl was in the process with me, that he was not going to lecture me from a position of moral higher ground, but rather approach treatment as a specially tailored plan that was open to flexibility and adaption in light of both of our learning. It is in this way that Karl left no stone unturned in helping to identify potential factors of exacerbation and toxicity, effectively reduce symptoms and their effect on my life within a matter of months. I have Karl to thank for my health."

Howard. F

"Karl's wholesome approach to relieving pelvic pain, combined with his determined curiosity to further his own understanding of the condition ensures that he offers the only form of treatment suitable for sufferers. Upon first visiting Karl I was comforted by his open minded approach to the condition which was reflected in his comprehensive and varied methods of treatment. He is thoughtful, patient and empathetic to the impact that pelvic pain can play on our lives, something which I'd not always found from the numerous specialist Doctors who had failed to remedy my pain through a barrage of antibiotics. The approach that Karl uses is tailored to each individual's symptoms and as such I believe he is the only person in the UK offering a realistic cure to the symptoms that we all know far too well."

Mr S

"If you are reading this then it is because you have some form of pain between your knees and your belly button that has not been diagnosed/explained/resolved/cured by your numerous visits to GP, urologists, surgeons, acupuncturists, sports therapists, chiropractors, neurologists, pain management specialists, etc, etc (you know the story!). You have taken the pills and pain killers offered and are still in pain. Nobody has to your satisfaction explained the pain to you. Why is it there? When did it kick off? Why is it not going away? So you have “done the rounds”, spend hours on the internet, and read all about it and have been living with this pain for days/weeks/months - in my case for four years. You are told "there is nothing wrong with..", and “it’s in the mind!” but you cannot sit/sleep/walk properly/enjoy life like you did. Nobody has managed to explain or “fix” it. It is time to go and see Mr Karl Monahan! I am not saying the professionals you visited are not doing wonderful jobs, I believe that the pelvic region is a complex area and pain once established inside that area could have many causes and symptoms and is a tricky beast to tame, and at some point you may need specialist “pelvic pain” professional help to isolate/understand/live with/resolve this problem as you cannot do it alone - remember you have a full time job, a commute, worries and never ending pain, how are you going to solve this problem? Karl will listen to your scary theories (‘cos you are going crazy by now!), will give you practical advice on how to manage the pain and avoid triggering more pain, will help you work through the possibilities of what caused this “outtake” in your life, give you strategies to improve and help you rebuild your life again. Without having visited Karl I would be in a terrible state of pain still, five years after it first "mysteriously" kicked off. There is no schedule or timetable, you decide how often you need to visit Karl for and for how long. Together we worked on the problem which lead to a cure and I am thankfully now pain free which is nothing short of a miracle from where I was– all thanks to Karl’s helpfulness, knowledge and experience of the treatment of pain and discomfort in this complex area. "

Colin

"I suddenly began having pelvic pain symptoms three years ago. This consisted of severe penile pain and rectal discomfort. My GP put me on antibiotics for 6 weeks but this had no effect. I then consulted a urologist, who thought my symptoms could be connected to my history of back pain and suggested I see a physiotherapist. At this point I discovered Karl. After a couple of treatments and following his recommended protocols, my pain gradually diminished and within a few weeks I was symptom free. Although I still experience episodes of pelvic pain, Karl's guidance has equipped me to keep things under control. As well as being an extremely knowledgable and highly skilled therapist, Karl's friendly, positive and empathic approach provides much needed reassurance. I'd recommend Karl to any man seeking relief from pelvic pain."

Philip. T

"There’s probably not much else to say that has not already been said and by the time you find Karl you may have already searched the whole internet. All I can say is Karl is fantastic not only is he caring and understanding he is also realistic in this is not a quick fix but he is in it with you for the long haul. At no time did any of my appointments with Karl feel like doctor patient and that I was just a number with Karls guide and understanding he literally has changed my life from deep depression and anxiety and agonising pain to Symptom free. I can’t speak highly enough of Karl and if your lucky enough to have found the pelvic pain clinic your in good hands. I will always be grateful to Karl "

Tommy. B

“Having been an athlete for much of my life my diagnosis of chronic prostatitis, together with the affirmation from urologists that I may not be able to pursue some of my sporting hobbies, came as a complete shock. After being prescribed a series of strong medication and uncomfortable tests all of which proved ineffective and inconclusive I was struggling to see how I could resume something approaching a normal life again. Karl’s holistic approach, focus on relaxation techniques, lifestyle changes and nutrition made a huge difference to my recovery and a year on I am now virtually symptom free and know how to address my symptoms effectively if they recur. Moreover, being able to talk to a practitioner who listens and has first hand experience of this condition personally was very comforting.”

Chris. S

"I can only recommend to CPPS/Prostatitis sufferers that they seek your help - I did about 5 years ago and have never looked back. From the day I started using the Arvigo massage at bedtime, had that one internal with you and started the morning stretches and exercises, I have got better and better. Visits to the local pool and steam room don't do me any harm either and my work out is the walk to the gym where I relax in the spa and steam room before taking a gentle swim. The pelvic floor pain has subsided, and I do not have prostatitis as was once thought by a few NHS medics, I take no medication for either CPPS or prostatitis and my life has been transformed. The NHS, despite its efforts to find and sort out my pain, didn't and couldn't. I have not had any operations or procedures. I also have changed my eating habits and my IBS that was also an issue along with the CPPS/prostatitis, has pretty much gone."

David. C

"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"

Adam. L

"Karl helped me reframe my symptoms and was crucial to my long-term recovery. His expertise, sense of perspective and kindness quite literally changed my life"

Sam. I

"Karl is highly professional, knowledgeable and also very friendly. Having suffered from pelvic pain for a couple of years and being referred on by anyone I saw in the NHS with limited relief, Karl provided simple and effective ways to manage my pain and I have seen a significant reduction in my symptoms. I'd highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering."

Ben. M

"After months of frustration and increasing despair dealing with the medical community, meeting Karl had a profound impact on my symptoms, outlook and ultimately my recovery. Karl is the only true CPPS specialist that I have met and brings a unique blend of patient experience, practical treatment tools and empathetic understanding. He knows what his patients are going through and gives them the framework to understand and control their own symptoms. I cannot recommend Karl and his practice highly enough. "

Jamie. H

"Karl provides excellent treatments tailored to treat specific symptoms. Having seen countless urologists who have prescribed various medicines, invasive tests and even surgery, it was a welcome relief to find someone who was willing to listen before beginning treatment. Karl has helped me to explore and accept the root cause of my urinary symptoms and pelvic pain (anxiety and depression, which I am addressing separately), and shape my treatment accordingly."

Mr A

"Karl's approach to treating pelvic pain is extremely thorough and methodical. He addresses the physical as well as psychological aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction. His knowledge of pelvic anatomy is impressive. Over the past few months, I have certainly benefited from the exercise and stretch regimens that he has proposed. I would recommend anyone with pelvic floor dysfunction to visit Karl. "

Varuna. S

"I've had this condition for a number of years , and coming across karl helped me so much , I thought I'd never get rid of the pain/discomfort. > Karl's approach was excellent in he's understanding and willingness to listen , I knew from the off he was going to help , he taught me how to focus on relaxation and gave me the tools to manage this condition, with Karl's help I've got my life back"

Mark. K

"Karl was able to put me ease discussing openly what is a subject that is not often easy to speak about. His approach from the offset was professional and friendly. The diagnosis was methodical, precise, and swift. Then the prescribed treatment plan was really effective. The Pelvic Pain Clinic did more than just treat my issue it changed the way I think about my own body particularly around exercise and fitness."

Will. S

""Over the last six months Karl has been a huge help in my recovery from CPPS. I was at a point where I was feeling desperate and depressed about my symptoms and I couldn't find any satisfactory answers from any of the other healthcare professionals I had spoken to and then I found Karl. His calm manner and professional approach have been a breath of fresh air and his advice on how to approach treating myself has been extremely useful in getting my symptoms under control. He clearly understands what it is like to go through CPPS and has a wealth of tips and advice to hand. I am not cured yet, but I am well on the way and it is all down to Karl."

Andrew. B

Like many other long term CPPS sufferers, I have spent many frustrating years trying to find clinicians who understand this condition, let alone that can provide some help. Karl is a highly skilled therapist, but most importantly has a deep holistic understanding of the many theories behind CPPS. I would happily have seen him for the discussions alone

David. E

"Karl's clarity and compassion in his treatment gave me a much needed understanding of my condition. His daily self care programme allows me to have the necessary tools to manage and eventually recover from my pain. I would strongly recommend anyone with chronic pelvic pain to see Karl"

George. B

"I was very impressed by the treatment I received, and the professional approach taken by Karl Monahan. I would recommend anyone I know to use the clinic, as already within 4 days I can see a marked improvement in my symptoms of prostatitis."

Paul. W

"It all started by seeking in the internet for information about CPPS, the clinical situation that I was dealing with, recently. After I saw one of Karl’s article I just said to myself: That’s it! I’ve found it! After months of seeking help and to try to understand the situation Karl’s words made the light of it. After that, all the process became easy: I just sent an email, got a prompt reply from Karl, schedule my first appointment with him and at the present I keep follow-up skype consultations. Karl’s approach on the situation is very expert wise and he prove to have an expert knowledge of the symptoms and the way to relief them. His approach, prescribed exercises and continuous monitoring on my evolution made me get back my confidence levels. As he says: “this is not how the story ends… you will come trough the other side again”"

Rogerio. F

"Despite my time with Karl being relatively short, his insight and advice has made such a difference to my understanding of my pelvic pain leading to a very much improved outlook. It makes such a difference having someone who understands what you are going through. Most of my encounters with medical professionals haven't been very beneficial to me due to a lack of empathy. My phone call with Karl served to educate me with proven research and scientific based facts to aid my understanding of what is happening when I go through 'flare-ups'. Not only that, but I found that the call had therapeutic benefits and despite suffering from symptoms around the time the call was arranged, subsequently, I stopped worrying about my 'condition'. There was no pressure whatsoever to carry on using his services and he encouraged me to go to him should I have any questions in the future. An honest, transparent and caring professional; I would recommend Karl to anyone who is struggling with the frustrating battle caused by pelvic pain. It was only a 30 minute phone call and yet my symptoms have pretty much vanished. Knowledge is power"

Michael. F

"Karl's approach to treating pelvic pain is extremely thorough and methodical. He addresses the physical as well as psychological aspects of pelvic floor dysfunction. His knowledge of pelvic anatomy is impressive. Over the past few months, I have certainly benefited from the exercise and stretch regimens that he has proposed. I would recommend anyone with pelvic floor dysfunction to visit Karl. "

Will. H

"I was very lucky to have found Karl at the time I was at a very low place as been at the doctors and hospital many times over the last few years , Karl made me feel so much better even after my first visit he put me on my own treatment plan which helped a great deal . I have had a few flare ups but as soon as I do I I know Karl is always there to help me . Thanks to him I am a lot better and would recommend his treatment to anyone with my problem"

Adrian. H

"“I started with the symptoms of what I now know as CPPS in May 2016. I was unable to sit without a cushion and had pain most of the time. After a barrage of invasive tests for Prostatitis and a lengthy course of various anti-biotics I still had the symptoms, if not worse. I found Karl during my research into my symptoms and first met Karl in October 2016. I haven’t looked back since. Karl’s knowledge of CPPS, its causes and how to treat it have been a revelation to me. With Karl’s personalised approach to my symptoms I have made steady progress since my first visit. It’s taken commitment and lots of highs and lows but I am now able to sit with low levels of discomfort for longer periods of time and my flare ups are less frequent. I wouldn’t have got this far without Karl’s help, support and patience. I now have the confidence that with Karl’s continued help and support my steady progress will continue and one day I will be free of all CPPS symptoms. I have my life back! I highly recommend any CPPS sufferers to contact Karl.” August 2017

Barrie. H