The Institute of Human Performance

Do you have back pain? We are your solution!
IHP is “Back Pain” public enemy #1
Is back pain keeping you from:
  • Living an enjoyable pain free life
  • Doing the things you love like tennis, golf, playing with your kids
  • Working
  • Traveling
If this sound like you CONTACT US Today!


1950 NW 2nd ave. Boca Raton FL 33432

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If there was such a thing as a world-wide physiological plague, back pain would be it. Back pain is the single leading cause of disability world-wide, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities?2 Worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, there has been a 54% increase in years lived with disability due to low back pain.7

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain each year. Fifty percent of Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.3 The latest research shows, at some point in time, approximately 80% of the U.S. population will experience some form of back pain in their lives. More than 264 million missed work-days in a single year— this means that that every fulltime worker lost two days of work in one year.4.

Back pain is at the top of the list of reasons why people miss work, and the third most common reason for doctor visits, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders.6 As matter of fact, 50% of Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year, and it does not discriminate, it affects people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly. 3,5 Low back pain costs Americans approximately $50 billion annually in health care costs year.8 If you add lost wages and loss in productivity in work place, the total cost Americans pay for low back pain can exceed $100 billion.9


The advanced level of training and therapy IHP performs is NOT covered by insurance.


There is great news to those that suffer from back pain, there is a great chance it can be fixed, fast! Why? Most cases of back pain are what we call “mechanical” or “non-organic”.7 What does this mean? This means you back pain is most like NOT due to a serious condition, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.7 This means it is likely you will recover. However, there is a low percentage of individuals where reoccurrences are common and even e smaller percentage of people low back pain becomes chronic and disabling.7 In our experience at IHP, more that 90% of low-back pain clients we treat resolve or improve their back pain symptoms within 2-4 weeks. This is consistent with the pioneering work done by Drs. Joel and Jeffery Saal, Nonoperative treatment of herniated lumbar intervertebral disc with radiculopathy. An outcome study.


Serious organic conditions (e.g. inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer, etc) must be assessed and treated by a specialized physician, such as those at Cantor Spine Institute in Fort Lauderdale (Dr Jeff Cantor), and the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute (Dr. David Feldman) in West Palm Beach. We work closely with these world renowned physicians and organization and refer all suspicious symptoms to them for a clear diagnosis and sound approach to treatment.

The advanced level of training and therapy IHP performs is NOT covered by insurance.

Dr. Cantor

Spinal Surgeon

When my son hurt his back i knew exactly who to depend on. Thank you Adam and JC! My son is stronger now then before.

Cezar Ferrerira

Professional MMA Fighter

I have trained with IHP for 5 years after back surgery and I have no back pain ever again! They are a life saver!

Dr. Fano


There is only one place I refer my clients to. That is IHP! For the past 15+ years they have been on top of the fitness industry.


While there are a lot of exercise programs and treatment options available to address back pain, many treatments only address the symptoms without dealing with the long-term cause of back pain. On coming mistake is to avoid a necessary functional movement. Although short term avoidance of a movement may allow an inflammatory response to calm down, if the movement is necessary to function in daily activity, such as picking up a child and placing them in a car seat, one has to DEVELOP THE FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH to be able to perform this necessary function. This is where IHP Training comes in. We are the world leader in functional training and we are very effective a braking down movements and safely training them in order to being function back into our client’s lives.

The most common causes of low back pain and sciatica that come to our facility are:

1. Herniated Discs

2. Arthritis

3. Pelvic issues

Without identifying the correct cause of your pain there is no way to develop the proper treatment plan, this is why we work with Dr. Cantor and Dr. Feldman’s group. Once we have a medical diagnosis from a qualified orthopedic physician, our trainers run a biomechanical analysis to find what muscular imbalances, motor-patter dysfunctions, or muscular weakness may be contributing to the back pain the client comes in with.

The goal of our program is to resolve your low back pain or sciatica. To this end we address the:

· Identification of the possible causes of pain

· Creation of a plan that can address the specific symptom and or weakness

· Design an at-home plan that can be continued by the client

· Restoration of normal motion, flexibility, mobility

· Strengthening of the supporting structure of the body’s core

· Return to normal activities and possibly sports-related recreational activities (e.g. golf, tennis, jogging, etc)

Here at IHP we take pride in our approach to back pain, painless, safe, and long-lasting treatment. Our highly-trained Performance Coaches are very experienced and have the knowledge and skills to provide you with an excellent outcome. You have only ONE THING TO LOSE by allowing IHP to address your back pain issues, and that is PAIN.


You will receive a customized fitness program every month by an IHP coach.


Our job doesn't done when you leave! You will get follow up emails daily.


Wether your travel or not you will get exercises and protocols to complete on your off days.


Have questions? Contact your coach at any time via text or phone call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your services and training covered by insurance?

NO. Unfortunately, this advanced level of care is NOT covered by insurance. The advanced training and rehabilitation IHP performs are considered “Post-Rehabilitation” by the insurance companies and no policy we are aware of covers them. We will be happy to provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance provider in the hopes they may cover some or all of the services IHP provides.

What is the most common cause of back pain we see at IHP?

Lack of core strength and lack of efficient movement. Many people simply do not have proper mechanics in lifting, getting up and down, or something as simple lowering the body to tie shoe laces. You may also develop chronic back pain due to underlying medical issues, such as:

· Arthritis

· Osteoporosis

· Muscle strains

· Spinal stenosis

· Herniated or ruptured discs We refer these out to our Medical Partners at the Cantor Spine Institute in Fort Lauderdale (Dr Jeff Cantor), and the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute (Dr. David Feldman) in West Palm Beach.

What are the symptoms related to back pain?

In addition to pain in your upper or lower back, you may also experience associated symptoms, such as:

· Stabbing pain

· Pain that shoots down your leg

· Difficulty standing or walking

· Limited range of motion in your back

In some cases, such as a fall, you may experience acute back pain that lasts for a few days before the symptoms resolve. Underlying medical conditions like herniated discs may cause chronic back pain that needs medical intervention. These cases are referred out to Cantor Spine Institute in Fort Lauderdale (Dr Jeff Cantor), and the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute (Dr. David Feldman) in West Pam Beach

How do you diagnose back pain?

Dr. Cantor or Dr Feldman may perform a physical examination, checking your back for areas of tenderness. They may also ask you to move in certain ways to determine your range of motion and muscle flexibility in your back.

To confirm a diagnosis, these physicians may recommend imaging tests such as an MRI or X-rays to provide a closer look at the structures in your back. They may also order an electromyography (EMG), which uses electrical impulses from your nerves to identify areas of nerve compression due to herniated discs or a condition known as spinal stenosis, which a narrowing of your spinal canal.

What treatment options are available for back pain?

Initially, Dr. Cantor and Dr, Feldman may recommend physical therapy, or send you directly to IHP for rehabilitation and training. They may also suggest lifestyle changes like losing weight and quitting smoking to improve back symptoms.

If exercise and physical therapy aren’t enough to improve functionality and the back pain is not tolerable, the doctors may prescribe some kind of pain relievers or muscle relaxers to keep you comfortable.

If you have compressed nerves from a herniated or ruptured disc or spinal stenosis, Dr. Cantor or Dr Feldman may recommend surgery. These two physicians use surgery as their last resort, as well as attempt to be minimally invasive in their procedures to improve your recovery time and ensure long-term pain relief.

Learn more about how IHP can help you with your back pain contact us at 561-620-9556, or fill out the form on this page and one of our performance coaches, specializing in back pain will contact you as early as possible.


1. It begins with a full interview and physical therapy examination.

2. Afterwards the therapist will explain to you in English, not medical jargon, where the cause of your problem is coming from.

3. YOUR GOALS and YOUR EXPECTATIONS will be discussed and agreed upon.

4. Considering those goals, you will learn what successful treatment looks like.

5. You and the therapist will discuss this plan and work together to resolve your pain and get you back to your normal self again.