Center For Movement Challenges (CFMC)™

 

The organization's flagship program, LDBF Boxing for Parkinson's™, was established in 2013 by Larry and Ellie Kahn and Paul Delgado. The program was developed using medically-proven research showing that vigorous exercise, in the form of non-contact boxing, improves symptoms and slows disease progression.

​Since then, the organization has undergone rapid and unparalleled growth while serving the ever-expanding community of people living with Parkinson’s disease. In September 2020, the organization opened a 4,700 square foot state-of-the-art Wellness Center in the heart of Sandy Springs. The move to the Wellness Center has allowed the organization to expand programs and services beyond the Parkinson's community to include serving people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), Parkinsonism and Veterans. 

The Wellness Center was the dream of CFMC™ CEO, Denise Formisano, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2014 and Parkinson’s in 2015. Denise was determined not to let her diseases control her life and fights every day to ensure that others have the opportunity to live their best life. Her goal for the Wellness Center was to consolidate a broad range of therapeutic programs and services in a centralized location, thus making those resources more convenient and accessible for people with movement challenges to improve and manage their health needs.

CFMC™ has partnered with the following service providers conveniently located at/or adjacent to the Wellness Center: Physical Therapy by Synapse NeuroRehab+Wellness; Nutritional Counseling; Speech Maintenance Services; Massage Therapy; and Social Services. These services play an important role in the "Continuum of Care" philosophy, which provides an ongoing, interactive working relationship between Neurologists, Therapists, and Exercise Professionals, providing participants the ultimate in care.