Headaches and Migraines
Nearly everyone has experienced a headache. Most people can find relief with over-the-counter pain relievers, but others have more serious, recurrent headache pain. While not all headache pain requires medical attention, some types of headaches can make daily life and activities unbearable, or they may be a symptom of a more serious health issue. Join Norton Neuroscience Institute physicians for a monthly educational and support group designed for people who suffer from chronic headaches.
Sept. 11 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a common condition that causes pain in and around the face. This condition is often misdiagnosed as a sinus or dental problem. A neurosurgeon will discuss medical and surgical options for treating trigeminal neuralgia.
Alternative Headache Treatments
Oct. 9 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Find out about alternative therapies that can relieve migraines, including vitamins, supplements and acupuncture.
Download and print the 2014 Headache School Schedule
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.
Falls Educational and Evaluation Class for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
Falls can be scary for anyone, but especially for individuals with a chronic disease. Join us at this educational opportunity to learn about avoiding a fall and get a free evaluation to gauge your probability of a fall. Speakers are Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS, and Erin Weigle, PT, DPT, NCS, both with the Cressman Rehab Center at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. These classes will be held at Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro. Call (502) 629-1234 to register and find out more.
- Friday, August 22, 2014 • 1 to 3 p.m.
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.
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 4, 2014 • 1 to 5 p.m.
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 East/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 Aqua Aerobics
Aqua aerobics has proven benefits for individuals with MS. 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.
Every Wednesday • 2 to 3 p.m.
Every Saturday • 11 a.m. to noon
Starting in 2014, the MS groups will be working with their Leader on monthly topics. We will have special guest speakers and activities for months and welcome new attendees to these groups! If you have any questions about the MS Groups, please call (502) 559-3230, ext. 11, 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 Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108. Led by Jayan Thomas, licensed clinical social worker.
Moms with MS Group
This group is for women who have been diagnosed with MS and have children still at home. The group meets once a month at Norton Suburban St. Matthews, Medical Plaza II, 3rd Floor, Joan Riehm Community Room. Led by Cheryl Young, navigator.
- Second Wednesday of every month • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Men with MS Group
This group is for men who have been diagnosed with MS. The group meets once a month. North End Café Highlands, 2116 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Ky. Led by Cheryl Young, navigator.
- Second Tuesday of every month • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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 Hospital St. Matthews, Norton Medical Plaza II, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). Led by Jayan Thomas, licensed clinical social worker.
- Monday, October 13, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, December 8, 2014 • 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 Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108. Led by Robin Tillett, nurse navigator.
- Fourth Thursday of every month • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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.
- September 2, 2014 • Infection Prevention
- October 7, 2014 • Medication Safety Tips
- November 4, 2014 •Benefits of Inpatient Rehab After Stroke
- December 2, 2014 • Speech Therapy After Stroke
Stroke Survivors Support Group
A new professionally-led support group for stroke survivors, carepartners, and family members. This group will give individuals an opportunity to learn more about stroke, share experiences, and become inspired to move forward after stroke. In addition, the Stroke Survivors Support Group is a place for stroke survivors & caregivers to make new friends, receive information about prevention of recurrent strokes, gain realistic feedback, & explore local resources. This group meets at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, 4960 Norton Healthcare Blvd., Private Dining Room, Louisville, Ky 40241. To register or to find out additional information, call (502) 629-1234.
- The fourth Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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.
Life Skills Workshops
The Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers have created monthly classes that will help individuals with chronic neurological conditions minimize the stress of daily living by providing insight, tips and educational workshops to address a variety of life skills. These workshops are offered at Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108. To register for these classes or find out more information, call (502) 629-1234.
Music and Wellness Group
This class is a good outlet for leisure and focuses on stress relief, pain management, self-expression and overall wellness. Each month we will focus on new topics. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. No vocal or musical training required. This group meets on the Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Norton Medical Plaza II, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). For more information or to register, call (502) 629-1234.
- Every Tuesday • 1 to 2 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 Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108, 1A. Registration is required. To register for these classes or find out more information, call (502) 559-3230
- The 3rd Wednesday of every month • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Neuro Tai Chi
Free of charge to patients and caregivers dealing with a neurological condition. Can be done from a seated position. To register for these classes or find out more information, call (502) 559-3230, ext. 11.
- This class will meet two times per week for twelve (12) weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Begins on March 25, 2014.
Benefits of Tai Chi:
- Quality and duration of sleep
- Walking ability
- Blood pressure
- Muscle strength
- Clearer and more relaxed mind
- Reduced stress and improved ability to deal with difficult situations
- Low impact and gentle movements
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 Hospital St. Matthews campus, Norton Medical Plaza II, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). For more information or to register, call (502) 629-1234.
- 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 Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza II, Suite 316, 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.
- Available the first and third Friday of every month - 9 a.m. to noon