Headaches and Migraines
Get the facts about headaches and available treatments
Headaches are among the most common reasons why people go to the doctor. Now you can be part of a free monthly educational and support group designed for headache sufferers. Join Brian Plato, D.O., headache specialist with Norton Neuroscience Institute, for our 2015 Headache School. He’ll cover a wide range of topics related to headaches and their treatment.
Headache School: Women and Headaches
July 9 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
More than 70 percent of migraine sufferers are women. From hormones to diet to stress, learn more about the triggers and treatments for treating debilitating headaches.
Headache School: Headaches and Stress Management
August 13 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Explore stress management techniques that can help alleviate headaches.
Headache School: Alternative Headache Treatments
September 10 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Find out about alternative therapies that can relieve migraines, including vitamins, supplements and acupuncture.
Headache School: The Heart and Migraine Connection
October 8 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
DId you know people who have migraines may also be at greater risk for heart disease? Learn what this means for your heart health.
To register, call (502) 629-1234 or visit our class page to register.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108
4123 Dutchmans Lane
To schedule an appointment with one of our headache specialists, (502) 629-1234.
Exercise Group for patients with Huntington's Disease
This program will be led by licensed physical therapists and will work to improve your flexibility, balance, and strength. No equipment is needed and caregivers are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Located at Norton Brownsboro Cressman Rehabilitation Center, 5th Floor and follow signs off of elevator, 4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd, Louisville, Ky 40241. For additional information please contact Liz Ulanowski at (502) 523-3145 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
- Every Tuesday * 5:00 to 6:00 pm
A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can raise many questions and concerns. You may feel isolated and scared, wondering how to cope with the ongoing concerns of a chronic disease. Your medical needs will be addressed and followed by your neurologist, and your neurologist doctor will be at the core of your MS treatment management. The MS 101 workshop provides information about MS and teaches strategies to successfully manage MS and ways to cope with the emotional and physical aspects of the disease. This program is offered quarterly. It is most beneficial for individuals diagnosed with MS within the past two years. Free meals or refreshments will be provided. Family members and friends are welcome. No children are permitted. Call (502) 629-1234, to register and find out more.
The benefits of yoga postures, working with the breath and meditation may include improved body awareness; release of muscle tension (to relieve spasticity); increased coordination, balance, flexibility and strength; decreased fatigue; more tolerance to heat; improved circulation, breathing and organ function (including bowel and bladder); enhanced alertness; better management of stress; and an overall feeling of well-being. This class is held at Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center at no cost to the participant. You must obtain a doctor’s release and have a diagnosis of MS to attend this class. Call (502) 559-3230, to register and find out more.
- Every Monday • 1 to 2 p.m.
This class made possible by a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
MS SUPPORT GROUPS
If you have any questions about the Groups, please call (502) 559-3230, for more information.
Women’s MS Group
This group is for women who have been diagnosed with MS and either don’t have children or their children are grown and out of the house. The group meets once a month at the Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Medical Plaza 3 - St. Matthews, Suite 108. Led by Jayan Thomas, licensed clinical social worker.
Friends and Family of MS Group
This group is for family and friends of anyone with MS. No individuals with MS are allowed within the group setting. This group meets every other month. All meetings are at Norton Medical Plaza 2 - St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). Led by Jayan Thomas, licensed clinical social worker.
- Monday, June 8, 2015 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, August 10, 2015 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 12, 2015 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
African American MS Group
This group is for individuals who are African American and have been diagnosed with MS. This group meets once a month at the Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Medical Plaza 3 - St. Matthews, Suite 108. Led by Robin Tillett, nurse navigator.
- Fourth Thursday of every month • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Yoga for Parkinson's
Gentle chair yoga class for the patients & caregivers to help maintain flexibility, improve balance & reduce stress. Instructor Genevieve (Ginny) First, LMT, RYT. This class is held at Norton Health and Wellness Center, 1000 Dupont Rd, Louisville, Ky 40207 and is free of charge to patients and caregivers dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Call (502) 629-1234 to register or find out more.
- Every Thursday • 9 to 10 a.m.
PWR! Exercise4BrainChange Essentials Parkinson’s Program
Learn foundational exercises that target symptoms that interfere with everyday movement, including: rigidity, bradykinesia, incoordination, and automaticity. Norton Brownsboro Medical Plaza II, Auditorium. Call (502) 629-1234 to register and find out more.
- Friday, March 6, 2015 • 1:00 p.m.
Parkinson’s Disease – The Basics
Join us for an informative presentation about the who, what, where, and why of Parkinson’s Disease with Movement Disorder Nurse Navigator Angela Condon, RN, Cressman Parkinson’s Center Rehabilitation Services. Norton Brownsboro, Medical Plaza I, 3rd Floor Community Room. Call (502) 559-3230 to register or find out more.
- Monday, June 1, 2015 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Join us for an informative afternoon on next steps for individuals who have suffered from a stroke. Some of the topics that will be covered are: SSSDI, vocational rehab, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition. Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center, Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108, 4123 Dutchmans Lane. To register, call (502) 559-3230 to register.
Stroke Support Group
This group is for survivors, caregivers, family members and friends. This group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Norton Audubon Hospital, 2355 Poplar Level Rd. To register or to find out additional information, call (502) 629-1234.
- June 2, 2015 • LipoScience Laboratory Cholesterol Presentation
- July 7, 2015 • Defining the Difference Between Medicare/23 Observation Status for Rehab Placement
- August 4, 2015 • Evaluating Mobility
- September 1, 2015 • Ways to Stay Healthy: Infection Prevention
General neurological diagnosis
These classes are available to any individual with a neurological diagnosis. This includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, stroke, migraine/headache, ALS, Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, etc.
The Importance of Getting Your Ducks in a Row!
An educational opportunity to learn how proper legal planning helps individuals with chronic health conditions maintain control and ensure that their wishes are carried out. Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center, Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108, 4123 Dutchmans Lane. To register, call (502) 559-3230 to register.
- June 25, 2015 • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“Food For Thought” Wonderful Wednesday Luncheons
Gain insight, motivation and guidance to meet and overcome obstacles in everyday life. The second Wednesday of every month. Held the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Location: Marshall Women's Center, Suite 108 1B, Medical Plaza III, Norton Women's & Children's Hospital St. Matthews, 4123 Dutchmans Ln, Suite 108, Louisville, Ky 40207. Please call (502) 629-1234 to register and find out more.
- June 10, 2015 • Keeping Your Faith with a Chronic Disease, Terry Tatro
- July 8, 2015 • The Healing Powers of Music, Krysten Fisher
- August 12, 2015 • To Be Announced
- September 9, 2015 • Finding Inspiration in Life, Yvette F. Cabrera-Rojas
Music and Wellness Group
This class is a good outlet for leisure and focuses on stress relief, pain management, self-expression and overall wellness. This group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Each month we will focus on new topics. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. No vocal or musical training required. This group meets on the Norton Medical Plaza 2 - St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). For more information or to register, call (502) 629-1234.
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015 • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 28, 2015 • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015 • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 22, 2015 • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Brain Games Café
For individuals with neurological conditions including MS, Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. The Brain Games Café is a monthly group comprised of people with memory loss and cognitive issues, and their loved one(s). Its main goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and cognitive issues can laugh, learn, and remain socially engaged with others traveling the same journey. It is a time and place where people can interact, find support, share concerns and celebrate without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood. Each month we will work on a new topic of concern. Come to one or come to all! You will be provided with creative games, tasks, and activities, to help you improve your memory and cognition. These workshops will be professionally led by Katherine Dally, Speech-Language Pathologist. This group meets at the Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Medical Plaza 3 - St. Matthews, Suite 108, 1B. Registration is required. To register for these classes or find out more information, call (502) 629-1234.
- The 4th Wednesday of every month • 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Neuro Aqua Aerobics
Aqua aerobics has proven benefits for individuals with a neurological condition. Because the water’s buoyancy supports 60 to 90 percent of body weight, exercising in the water is easier and increases range of motion and balance. In addition, the water temperature has a natural cooling effect, which makes for an overall pleasant mental and physical experience. This class is held at Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center at no cost to the participant. You must register to attend by calling (502) 559-3230. This class is currently on a waitlist.
- Every Wednesday • 2 to 3 p.m.
- Every Saturday • 11:00 a.m. to noon
Neuro Tai Chi
Free of charge to patients and caregivers dealing with a neurological condition. Can be done from a seated position. You are welcome to join at any time. This group meets at the Norton Health & Wellness Center, 1000 Dupont Road, Louisville, Ky 40207 (Located right behind Gould’s Discount Medical). To register for these classes or find out more information, call (502) 559-3230.
- This class meets two times per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
Free of charge to patients and caregivers dealing with a neurological condition. This class is available to individuals who DO NOT attend any other Norton sponsored yoga class. The benefits of yoga postures, working with the breath, and meditation may include increased body awareness, release of muscular tension (thus relieving spasticity), increased coordination and balance, increased flexibility and strength, control over fatigue, increased tolerance to heat, improved circulation and breathing, improved organ function (including bowel and bladder), enhanced alertness, better management of stress and an overall feeling of well-being. This group meets on the Norton Healthcare-St. Matthews campus, Norton Medical Plaza 1, Norton Administrative Conference Room, Lower Level (LL-D), 3999 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Ky 40207. For more information or to register, call (502) 559-3230.
- Weekly ongoing classes on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Vocational Rehabilitation Office Hours
Kathleen Donovan, vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will have monthly office hours at the Norton Neuroscience Resource Center at Norton Healthcare-St. Matthews, Medical Plaza II, Suite 302, 3991 Dutchmans Lane. In addition to vocational rehab, other services include supported employment, personal assistance services, rehabilitation technology and job placement/job retention services. Patients are seen by appointment only. Call (502) 559-3230, to schedule an appointment.
- Avaialble the first and third Thursday of every month - 9:00 a.m. to noon
Neuro Men’s Group
This group is for men who have been diagnosed with a neurological disease. The group meets once a month. North End Café Highlands, 2116 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Ky.
- Second Tuesday of every month • 10 to 11:30 a.m.