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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Catharine Bradley, BScPT, MSc

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rehabilitation Services

Brief Biography

Catharine Bradley received her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Toronto in 1998. Her clinical experience has been in a variety of paediatric settings and she began working at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 2000. In 2003, she completed her MSc in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto (U of T) in which she looked at assessing and interpreting age effects in paediatric self-reported health data. She subsequently completed a research fellowship at the University of Hamburg, Germany in paediatric quality of life research. In early 2005, she began the in-house and U of T affiliated training as PT practitioner in orthopaedics at The Hospital for Sick Children. She currently practices as the PT practitioner in the Limb Reconstruction and Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Programs.

Areas of clinical expertise

  • Congenital limb deficiencies
  • Posttraumatic limb deformity
  • Hip dysplasia

Research Interests

  • Early identification and treatment of DDH
  • Education models for patients undergoing limb reconstruction surgery
  • Outcomes research in DDH and limb reconstruction


Klaassen RJ. Blanchette VS. Barnard D. Wakefield CD. Curtis C. Bradley CS. Neufeld EJ. Buchanan GR. Silva MP. Chan AK. Young NL. Validity, reliability, and responsiveness of a new measure of health-related quality of life in children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura: the Kids' ITP Tools. Journal of Pediatrics. 150(5):510-5, 515.e1, 2007 May.
Bradley CS. Bullinger M. McCusker PJ. Wakefield CD. Blanchette VS. Young NL. Comparing two measures of quality of life for children with haemophilia: the CHO-KLAT and the Haemo-QoL. Haemophilia. 12(6):643-53, 2006 Nov.

Hilliard P. Funk S. Zourikian N. Bergstrom BM. Bradley CS. McLimont M. Manco-Johnson M. Petrini P. van den Berg M. Feldman BM. Hemophilia joint health score reliability study. Haemophilia. 12(5):518-25, 2006 Sep.

Young NL. Bradley CS. Wakefield CD. Barnard D. Blanchette VS. McCusker PJ.
How well does the Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes-Kids' Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT) measure the quality of life of boys with haemophilia?. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 47(3):305-11, 2006 Sep.

Manco-Johnson MJ. Pettersson H. Petrini P. Babyn PS. Bergstrom BM. Bradley CS. Doria AS. Feldman BM. Funk S. Hilliard P. Kilcoyne R. Lundin B. Nuss R. Rivard G. Schoenmakers MA. Van den Berg M. Wiedel J. Zourikian N. Blanchette VS. Physical therapy and imaging outcome measures in a haemophilia population treated with factor prophylaxis: current status and future directions. Haemophilia. 10 Suppl 4:88-93, 2004 Oct.

Young NL. Bradley CS. Blanchette V. Wakefield CD. Barnard D. Wu JK. McCusker PJ.
Development of a health-related quality of life measure for boys with haemophilia: the Canadian Haemophilia Outcomes--Kids Life Assessment Tool (CHO-KLAT). Haemophilia. 10 Suppl 1:34-43, 2004 Mar.