Supacore's innovative product line was developed with the intention of providing relief to individuals experiencing injury and pain. The idea for the product was sparked when a team member, who was seeing a physiotherapist for lower back support, was recommended to wear a sacroiliac belt in between sessions. The team then had the idea to increase the compression around the waist of their seamless fashion leggings to provide similar support.
Leveraging their expertise in seamless knitting and distribution of seamless fashion leggings, the team began researching and developing the product in collaboration with a physiotherapist who specializes in the treatment and management of Osteitis Pubis (OP) and pelvic related injury. After testing, the team found that the shorts and leggings were just as effective as the sacroiliac belt at supporting the back and stabilizing the core, but could be worn under any outfit. The product was then fine-tuned with the physiotherapist to create a range for sports-related injuries and antenatal pain.
The product was tested with pre and postnatal women and elite footballers, and the results showed that athletes afflicted with OP could return to the game in two to three months, instead of the previous six-month norm. Postpartum women also showed quick recovery from birth, and cases of abdominal separation showed positive results.
The unique CORETECH™ technology was registered with an international patent and trialed over seven years in collaboration with sports physiotherapists and elite clubs, including Sydney Swans, Queens Park Rangers, Melbourne Victory, Melbourne Storm, Arsenal FC, and LA Galaxy. Many Obstetricians and antenatal physiotherapists in Australia also tested the technology with positive outcomes.
Since its inception in 2014, Supacore has been enhancing the performance and recovery of athletes and pregnant women by preventing common hamstring, groin, and hip injuries, stabilizing essential core muscles and pelvis, and speeding up the recovery process. Tens of thousands of pregnant women have also benefited from the product, finding relief from backache, sciatica, abdominal separation, and recovery from an arduous birth.