Neuromuscular disorders

Norton Children’s board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologists are the leading providers of neuromuscular disorder care in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Norton Children’s Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Our physicians have expertise in their fields and are training the next generation of pediatric specialists.

We will determine the severity of your child’s neuromuscular disorder and create a treatment plan that minimizes risk, so your child can get back to being a kid.

What are neuromuscular disorders?

Neuromuscular disorders include those disorders that affect how the brain and spinal cord send signals to the muscles or affect how the muscles work.

If your child has a suspected neuromuscular disease, our multidisciplinary team will work together to come up with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Our partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) allows us to have providers in a single clinic from multiple specialties, including neurology, pulmonary medicine, orthopedics, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Conditions we treat include:

Meet our team

Also part of the University of Louisville, Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic

Martin Brown, M.D.
Arpita Lakhotia, M.D.
Ronald Morton, M.D.
Star L. Nixon, M.D.

Debbie Gilbert, family advocate
Brittany Hornickel, nurse coordinator
Teresa Javier, Speech therapist
Paula Johnson, APRN, child neurologist
Lynn Lukins, physical therapist
Hannah Ragan, occupational therapist
Leah Todd, social worker
Jessica Waits, Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic coordinator

Neuroscience

Contact Us

Connect to the Norton Children’s Hospital Neurology team
(502) 588-3650

Connect with Norton Children’s Neurosurgery team
(502) 583-1697

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