FAQ

About the CORESHORTS™

Why were CORESHORTS™ invented?

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Sports Physiotherapist, Greg Bay created CORESHORTS™ as an alternative to the typical groin tensor wrap that was the industry standard for pelvic and groin support. “Groin wraps just didn’t work and they certainly were not well liked by the athletes”. CORESHORTS™ utilizes the Core Activation Technology – the “X” design elastic cross support to mimic human anatomy and provide a dynamic support during movement. They were created to provide a simple and more effective way to support the low back, pelvis and hip during movement. They were created to improve both the prevention and recovery of Core Injuries.

What injuries can CORESHORTS™ help?

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CORESHORTS™ will assist the rehabilitation of any core injury by improving stability, movement awareness and directional control. Specifically, therapists and clients report improvements with low back, lower abdominal (hernia/sports hernia) pelvic dysfunction (sacro-iliac joint, osteitis pubis), hip strain (groin, hip flexor, quadriceps, hamstring). They will also improve stability and function following a total hip replacement. The compression produced by the “X” design has also been beneficial in helping improve function and reduce pelvic pain for post-partum moms.

Do CORESHORTS™ restrict movement?

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No, if they fit properly they should be snug. CORESHORTS™ need to be comfortably tight in order to provide optimal motion control, “they need to move when you do”, however, they should not restrict function.

What is the difference between the PRO 3.0, PRO 2.0 and PRO 1.0 versions?

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CORESHORTS™ PRO 3.0 ("Maximal" Functional Stability) was designed with maximal support for the low back, pelvis, hip, and groin areas while optimizing motion control. Patented "X" Core Activation System featuring a longitudinal stretch with 1.2 mm engineered stretch fabric that produces 80% more directional & functional stability than a regular compression short – complete dynamic stability! Medical compression rating 20 - 30 mm Hg. PRO 3.0 is used by athletes in all Professional Sports including Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, Equestrian - any activity requiring multi-motion control! They also provide a benefit in providing support during injury recovery and retraining. "3.0 Maximal Prevention, Performance & Recovery"

CORESHORTS™ PRO 2.0 ("Specific" Functional Stability) was designed with specific support for the low back, pelvis, hip, and groin areas while optimizing motion control. Recommended for those who need to bolster their pelvic stability and motion control. Patented "X" Core Activation System featuring a two way longitudinal stretch with .80 mm engineered stretch fabric that produces 60% more directional & functional stability than a regular compression short. "2.0 More Compression more Support"

CORESHORTS™ PRO 1.0 ("Global" Functional Stability) was designed with global support for the low back, pelvis, hip, and groin areas while allowing for maximum motion. Recommended for all ages and activity levels. Patented "X" Core Activation System featuring a bolstered 4 way 230 g stretch fabric. 40% more directional & functional stability than a regular compression short. PRO 1.0 are designed with a more forgiving fit to help improve function. If you need gentle motion control, then the PRO 1.0 version is right for you. It is easy to wear all day as a functional support system for activities, daily use or work. A regular compression short is composed of three cylinders – one for the waist and two for each leg. CORESHORTS™ PRO 1.0 has the only CORE ACTIVATION Technology that produces cross body support to assist with stability during movement. "1.0 A Compression Short with a Purpose"

Can wearing CORESHORTS™ cause the core muscles to become weak?

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NO. You have to push against the “X” to create tension – the short does not move you – you need to move the short. CORESHORTS™ provide dynamic tension to support the motion that you still need to produce. Your core muscles still need to push against the“X”..

Purchasing CORESHORTS™

Where can I buy CORESHORTS™?

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All three shorts are available for purchase through this website. CORESHORTS™ PRO 3.0 are also available at many retailers and health facilities including Physiotherapy and Chiropractic clinics. Click here to find a location near you.

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What are the delivery times and shipping rates?

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You should receive an email confirmation message within 10-15 minutes of placing an order. If you do not please check your “Junk Mail” folder. If it’s not there, please email us at customerservice@coretection.com. Orders are processed within two business days. Shipping options for quantities of up to four items delivered anywhere in the United States.

Please note that additional time may be needed to ship to the far north, Hawaii, or remote locations. We primarily ship by  UPS for USA orders. Please include an apartment number or unit number if there is one associated with your address.

Please note that we do ship to P.O. boxes and USPS but NOT to freight forwarders.

How do I know if my order has been shipped?

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An email will be sent to you when your order has shipped that will include your tracking number.

Are there different versions of CORESHORTS™ for men and women?

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Not at this time. Coretection is currently working on remolding the design, fit and function for women. Currently the design is considered to be blended for fit with a butterfly gusset to minimize stitch irritation and any pinching or bunching in the groin area.

How do I determine the right fit?

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In order to provide accurate function, CORESHORTS™ must fit snug with no pinching or movement restrictions, the fabric will buckle in the front groin area when lifting the hip but as the front loosens for motion, the back side will tighten and vice versa.

If you are purchasing for the first time, the PRO 3.0 and 2.0 shorts will feel very snug – they are designed to be worn against the skin or with a thin tight under layer. The elastic in the PRO 3.0 will eventually stretch 2% and become more form fitting. The PRO 1.0 version will feel very comfortable right away because of the 4 way stretch.

Please follow the sizing chart as it is designed to take into account the increased compression. If the fit is in between sizes it is recommended to take the larger size.

Please click here to see the sizing chart.

Are CORESHORTS™ covered by Extended Health Care Plans?

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Only CORESHORTS™ PRO 3.0 may be eligible for Extended Health

PRO 3.0 are created to have a compression rating between 20 – 30 mm of Hg allowing it to be considered as Medical Grade Compression therefore some Extended Health Care Plans may cover all or part of the cost. Check your individual plan or give them a call to check on coverage. Most plans will require a medical referral indicating the need for purchase.

A copy of the Medical Referral Form is available here. Your Health Care Practitioner will need to fill it out and sign it.

Care, Replacement, and Returns

How do I care for my CORESHORTS™?

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We are proud to see some of Original CORESHORTS™ still in use 10 years later. When you pull them on please pull up from both the waist and the lower leg – remember they will be snug. After use they can be washed using warm or cold water, a non-bleach detergent and on medium agitation. They can be hang dried as the quick dry wicking material allows for overnight drying. Ensure there is no Velcro products in the washer.

When should I replace my CORESHORTS™?

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Over time expect your CORESHORTS™ to show some wear. They have a 30 days guarantee to have no manufacturing defects and if not 100% satisfied in those 30 days we will refund you the cost based on your proof of purchase. Please see the guarantee question. Over time, if a small tear occurs many have just provided some sewing repair – many are still in action 10 years later. The key is if the CORESHORTS™ no longer provide their dynamic support then they need to be replaced. The elastic needs to be able to stretch and recoil.

On average and depending on use expect your CORESHORTS™ to be effective for at least a full year.

If you use them daily, you can extend the durability by alternating two pair. This allows more time for the fabric to dry and the elastic material to return to its compression length before re-use

All purchases outside of CORETECTION Products website, or other retailers will need to be registered to guarantee an additional 11 months full warranty. Once you registered your CORESHORTS™ will be fully warrantied for 1 year. Please click here to register.



Are CORESHORTS™ guaranteed?

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Yes. CORESHORTS™ are fully guaranteed against any manufacturing defects with 100% satisfaction for 30 days after date of purchase. You have 30 days from the date of purchase to return your shorts for any reason for a full refund or replacement. You will need proof of purchase and to return the original pair. Please e-mail a photo or description of the reason to customerservice@coretection.com and we will get back to you within two business days. 

What is the return policy?

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Within 30 days – a full refund based on proof of purchase if there are any manufacturer’s defects or you are not 100% satisfied with your CORESHORTS™.
 
Return – Email customerservice@coretection.com to receive an RA (Return Authorization Number) number. Once you have a RA number please send the product back to the address provided by CORETECTION Products LLC.


After 30 days – the extended warranty must be registered with CORETECTION within the first 30 days of purchase. This extended warranty is for any manufacturing defects only.

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ABOUT YOUR SIZING

Please make sure you have the CORRECT size. If your size is in the transition "yellow" area, we recommend the smaller size based on function - they will be snug but effective. If you have any size concerns please reach out to our customer service specialist at customerservice@coretection.com or 1.888.820.CORE (2673).

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