Who is Seven Summits Physical Therapy & Fitness?
Brady O'Mara, the founder of Seven Summits Therapy & Fitness, graduated from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in 1997 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. He also received a B.A. in Economics from Fairfield University in 1986. Brady is a member in good standing with the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections, and Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association. He is CPR and First Aid Certified, and all staff is CPR Certified. Brady has been profiled in Advance for Physical Therapy and Main Line Today as well as several local newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Suburban & Wayne Times, Main Line Times, and Daily Local News.
In 2015 Brady O'Mara was presented with the George F. Logue Founders Award by the Arcadia University Physical Therapy Alumni Association. The award recognizes Arcadia University physical therapy alumni and faculty who have made superior achievements in the areas of patient service, education, research, community service, service to the APTA and service to the Arcadia University Physical Therapy Program. Established in 1994, The Founders Award is considered the highest and most prestigious award of the Physical Therapy Alumni Association. To date, only eleven individuals have received the award.
Brady played football and baseball in high school and rugby in college before becoming a marathoner and outdoorsman. He has completed nine marathons (3:04 PR), one triathlon, and a 2,300 mile self-supported bicycle tour through the Rockies. After suffering a severe knee injury in 1999, and not being able to run for close to five years, O'Mara's marathon career is over. But since beginning a high quality nutritional supplement regimen (USANA) in December 2005, he has returned to running 5k to 5 mile races at a sub 6:30 pace. He still bikes over 100 miles per week. His motto is simple: “If you rest, you rust!”
Prior to opening Seven Summits, Brady worked for two and a half years on the Main Line at Paoli Hospital and three and a half years at Montgomery Hospital. He has lived in Wayne since 1999.
Why the name Seven Summits Therapy & Fitness?
Brady climbed Denali (Mt McKinley) in Alaska in June 2014, Mt Elbrus in Russia in 2010, Mt Aconcagua in Argentina in 2008, and Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2004. He plans to climb the highest mountain on each continent, collectively known as the Seven Summits.
What are the Seven Summits?
Pictured above, the Seven Summits are the highest summit on each of the seven continents. They consist of Denali in North America, Aconcagua in South America, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Everest in Asia, Carstensz Pyramid in Australia, and Vinson Massif in Antarctica.