Training camp season brings greatest number of groin injuries



    - Rising Canadian Star in Injury Protection Provides Support for
    Thousands of Athletes -

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - Players are reporting for duty all over the
country these days, and after a long summer filled with hardcore training and,
in some cases, injury rehabilitation, athletes are coming into the fall season
in better shape than ever before.
    But despite the increased focus on off-season training, the incidence of
groin and abdominal injuries during training camp is far greater than that of
the regular season, or post-season. And those injuries don't just affect the
player, they can affect the team as well, with a conservative estimate of 25
player games lost per year due to this type of injury.
    "The fact is, if you are injured during training camp, you will likely
get re-injured during the season," says Greg Bay, renowned sports
physiotherapist and President of Coretection. "I've spent so many years
treating pelvic, groin and hip injuries, and finally became frustrated in the
lack of technical support for injury protection and recovery, so I created my
own product."
    Bay, who has also been with the Canadian Soccer Medical staff for over 20
years, created Coretection, based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The first
product he developed is the only compression short that is anatomically
correct in the support of the pelvis, groin and hip areas. CORESHORTS'(TM)
innovative, patented design has created a new industry standard and is rapidly
becoming an essential component of both recreational and professional
athletes' equipment.
    "There was no pelvic compression garment that specifically addressed the
anatomical design of the core area," says Bay. "In order to provide injury
support to athletes, we came up with a design for CORESHORTS(TM) REHAB, and
have added two other levels of support from there with CORESHORTS(TM) LITE and
CORESHORTS(TM) PRO."
    In just 1 1/2 years thousands of athletes around the world have been
benefiting from CORESHORTS(TM), including household names like Daniel Briere,
Mike Modano, J.S. Giguere, Darcy Tucker, Mats Sundin, Matt Cooke, G Roy Simon,
Hines Ward and Roger Clemens, to name a few.
    Coretection has also recently agreed to be a supporter of the Canadian
Women's Soccer program. The company outfitted all team members with
CORESHORTS(TM) before they left for the FIFA Women's World Cup in China at the
beginning of the month.
    "We're extremely proud of our relationship with the National Women's
Soccer team," said Bay. "They are extremely dedicated and talented athletes,
and we hope that the addition of CORESHORTS(TM) will help them to continue to
play strong and injury free throughout the tournament."
    The benefits of CORESHORTS(TM) are not only realized by professional
athletes but have also assisted in improving the quality of life for all ages
and activities. The company's goal is to provide all athletes with the proper
support and protection whether they're out for a leisurely stroll, climbing a
mountain, or playing in Game Seven of the Championship Finals. From a 13
year-old soccer player to a 50 year-old gardener, CORESHORTS(TM) will improve
the lifestyle for any active person.

    About Coretection

    Coretection Products Ltd. is a Canadian company, committed to the
research, development and design of garments, supports and braces that enhance
athletic performance and injury prevention. For more information, go to
Coretection's website at www.coretection.com.





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For further information: or to set up an interview with Greg Bay, please
contact: Betsy Cooper, B*Co Communications, Inc., Office: (778) 329-7389,
Mobile: (778) 229-4947, Email: cooper@b-co.ca

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