Dec 27 at 2:18 PM
When Lalita Isbell took her first ambulance ride earlier this year, she admits the experience was a bit unsettling. The 65-year-old University Park woman was on her way from the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park to the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine at Ingalls for treatment of near-crippling neuropathy in her legs and feet. At Ingalls, rehabilitation specialists developed a treatment plan that included daily exercise and had Lalita fitted for leg braces to help her regain the ability to walk. The entire team was great," she said. "I cant even begin to tell you. They pushed me forward, and kept me going. By the time she was discharged nearly two weeks later, Lalita was walking again with the help of a walker; her goal is to regain even more independence, resume driving and pick up where she left off. I cant say enough good things about UCMC or Ingalls, she adds. Im getting stronger every day. For more information about rehabilitation services, visit our website at www.Ingalls.org.