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.
What Is a Migraine?
March 12 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know how painful they can be. The throbbing, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound can stop you in your tracks. What makes them so debilitating and sometimes difficult to treat? Learn about the science behind migraines and what can be done to treat them.
April 9 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Managing headache pain can be a challenge. Learn about medications available to treat headaches and how they work.
Blocking Migraines With Botox and Other Injectables
May 14 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Botox and other injectable medications are some of the newest treatments available for migraines. Learn how they work and whether you might be a candidate for this growing treatment option.
How Diet Affects Headaches
June 11 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Chocolate, red wine and coffee are some of our favorite foods, but they can also trigger headaches. Learn how diet affects headaches and which foods to avoid to keep headaches at bay.
Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108
4123 Dutchmans Lane
To register, call (502) 629-1234 or visit our class page to register.
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 email@example.com. 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, February 9, 2015 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 13, 2015 • 6 to 7:30 P.M.
- Monday, June 8, 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, and the Cressman Parkinson’s Center Rehabilitation Services. Norton Brownsboro, Medical Plaza II, Auditorium. Call (502) 559-3230 to register or find out more.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 • 1 to 3 p.m.
Led by Stroke Nurse Navigator, Leigh Foxx, BSN, RN, CNRN. Join us to learn about stroke statistics, what is a stroke, stroke signs and symptoms, am I at risk, and how can I reduce my risk of stroke. Norton Healthcare – St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Conference Room, Medical Plaza 2, 3rd Floor. Call (502) 559-3230 to register and find out more.
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015 • 2:00 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.
- January 6, 2015 • Healthy Eating Tips for the New Year/Eating Recommendations with Impaired Swallowing
- February 3, 2015 • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its effects on Chronic Health Conditions
- March 3, 2015 • Mental Health Wellness with a Chronic Disease
- April 7, 2015 • Purpose of Anticoagulents/Anti-Lipids/Anti Cholesterol Medications Post Stroke
- May 5, 2015 • Norton Healthcare Preventionist Presentation
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.
“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.
February 11, 2015 • Time Management, Katherine Dally, SLP
March 11, 2015 • Volunteering Helps Everyone, Rita Ross, Manager of Volunteer Services
April 8, 2015 • Change Nothing, Nothing Will Change, Charla Young
May 13, 2015 • Keeping Your Faith with a Chronic Disease, Terry Tatro
June 10, 2015 • Guided Meditation, Mary Chlipala
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, February 24, 2015 • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 24, 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.
- 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.
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.