Catherine M. Braden D.P.T.

Catherine M. Braden D.P.T.

Specialties and Expertise

Orthopaedics , Orthopaedics (Foot and Ankle), Orthopaedics (Shoulder), Orthopaedics (Spine), Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine, Women's Health




Primary Location

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Catherine is a physical therapist at the Sports Performance Center at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. Catherine has a B. S in Exercise Science from Linfield College and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota. She interned in sports medicine at the University Orthopedics Therapy Center in Minneapolis. She later practiced at The Institute for Athletic Medicine - University Village which partnered with the University of Minnesota sports medicine physicians before joining the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium in 2016.

Catherine’s experience is primarily in sports medicine rehabilitation. Her clinical emphases are in the rehabilitation of runners, cyclists, climbers, skiers, and the pregnant and post-partum athlete. Catherine is an RRCA Certified Running Coach. She also has education and experience in bike fitting, return to sport, and general orthopedics with special interests in hip and knee rehabilitation.

She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Patient Care Philosophy

I love working with all types of athletes and believe that athletes come in all forms. My aim is to help others become their most healthy and active selves with their specific goals in mind.

Personal Interests

Having grown up in Idaho, I love spending all the time I can outdoors. My personal interests include climbing, skiing, triathlon, cycling, photography and travel.

Clinical Interests

BikePT trained bike fitter; alpine skiing; cycling injuries; climbing injuries; running injuries; RRCA Certified Running Coach; the female athlete; knee; hip; ankle; ACL; return to sport

University of MinnesotaMedical EducationPhysical Therapy2012

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