Aimee Copeland makes strides in physical therapy - New York News

Aimee Copeland makes strides in physical therapy

Posted: Updated:

The father of a woman battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria says his daughter is making significant strides in her physical rehabilitation.

Andy Copeland says his daughter Aimee Copeland does 200 crunches in seven minutes during each of her physical therapy sessions. He said she also does 400 leg lifts in seven minutes, plus several pushups and other exercises.

Copeland updated his daughter's progress in a Sunday post on his blog, where he's been documenting her recovery.

The 24-year-old suffered a deep cut May 1 when she fell from a broken zip-line over a west Georgia river. She then contracted a rare infection called necrotizing fasciitis.

Doctors amputated her leg, foot and both hands. She's now recovering at an east Georgia rehabilitation center.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • More coverage: Aimee Copeland recoversMore>>

  • Braves allow off-duty officers to carry firearms inside Turner field

    Braves allow off-duty officers to carry firearms inside Turner field

    Monday, May 12 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-05-12 13:46:55 GMT
    The Braves have settled a dispute regarding a controversial decision about guns inside Turner field. Off-duty law enforcement officers in the past have been allowed to carry a firearm inside Turner field.
    The Braves have settled a dispute regarding a controversial decision about guns inside Turner field. Off-duty law enforcement officers in the past have been allowed to carry a firearm inside.
  • Aimee Copeland inspires students to follow dreams

    Aimee Copeland inspires students to follow dreams

    Friday, January 25 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-01-26 03:46:04 GMT
    Friday, the Snellville woman who nearly lost her life battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria shared her story with students at a DeKalb County elementary school.
    Friday, the Snellville woman who nearly lost her life battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria shared her story with students at a DeKalb County elementary school.
  • Aimee Copeland makes strides in physical therapy

    Aimee Copeland makes strides in physical therapy

    Monday, July 30 2012 7:49 AM EDT2012-07-30 11:49:50 GMT
    The father of a woman battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria says his daughter is making significant strides in her physical rehabilitation.
    The father of a woman battling a rare flesh-eating bacteria says his daughter is making significant strides in her physical rehabilitation.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



  • CEO resigns Conn. company over dog abuse

    CEO resigns Conn. company over dog abuse

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:05:35 GMT
    Sports catering business Centerplate has announced that its chief executive has resigned following widespread criticism over images from an elevator security camera showing he kicked a friend's dog and pulled...
    Sports catering business Centerplate has announced that its chief executive has resigned following widespread criticism over images from an elevator security camera showing he kicked a friend's dog and pulled hard on...
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:32:13 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices