Pain in the bladder can be complicated and frequently misdiagnosed. Symptoms may appear to be be related to stress, diet or activity. Painful bladder can also be referred to as Interstitial cystitis, also referred to as IC, is a bladder condition that usually consists of multiple symptoms. You may be experiencing recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, and urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go). Physical therapy focuses on the musculoskeletal aspect of the issue, often involving over-active pelvic floor muscles and potentially other associated issues in the hip and back. Our treatment together focuses on reducing symptoms of discomfort, regulating bladder habits and schedules as well as returning you to activities that may have triggered painful episodes.