Horse Rider Gilet by 4DflexiSPORT®

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Styled to look like an everyday gilet this patented training aid produces symmetry, balance and great posture both in and out of the saddle. Powerful components work to re-pattern muscles, without creating dependency, delivering game-changing results.

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A combination of integrated shoulder, hip and spinal components work together to,

  • Re-pattern the musculoskeletal system

  • Provide essential bio-feedback, teaching the brain how good posture should feel

  • Relieve neck stiffness and headaches, back and shoulder pain 

  • Lift the diaphragm to provide lighter hand to horse contact

  • Improve breathing

  • Deliver a great riding position!

The goal; Re-training the brain to subconsciously override the natural tendency to adopt a fetal position when faced with fear or perceived danger and automatically choose balance and body symmetry as the default position.

Unlike other forms of postural control, activates core muscles, without creating the dependency whilst still allowing freedom of movement.

Light and entirely breathable, this close contact gilet fits under a tailored jacket or body protector to achieve powerful correction without sliding up, pinching or cutting-up at the underarms.

Ten years working with top medical professionals has provided us with the knowledge and design to optimize performance and improve injury and training recovery time. Better symmetry may even prevent injury!

Apart from winning posture, you'll love the confidence it brings - many report feeling happier and an improvement in breathing when wearing it!

Now with rider-feedback reflective cross on the back, designed to work with video training apps such as OBJECTIVITY

Ten years working with top medical professionals has produced a garment that not only improves performance, but could potentially prevent and offer faster recovery from injury. 

Apart from winning posture, you'll love the confidence it brings - and if  not, we'll give you your money back!

WHAT IS GOOD POSTURE Gaining an understanding of how good posture should feel in turn promotes conscious correction.

✔ Our studies indicate that by wearing the gilet for as little as two days consecutively, musculoskeletal alignment and muscle patterning can be improved significantly 

* After the gilet is removed, muscle memory and improved posture can be retained for up to two weeks, possibly longer depending on the individual

 ✔ Within as little as 20 minutes of wearing, tension in the shoulders can disappear

✔ Trials have also shown that neck stiffness/spasm can be released within 30 minutes of wearing, this may depend on severity and can take up to two days 

✔ The gilet is proving a useful diagnostics tool i.e. for hip pain, example case, pain was eliminated unmasking an un-diagnosed shoulder blade winging condition, see Scapular Dyskinesis. 

✔ Trial results are optimistic for complex shoulder (some types of dislocations) and spinal conditions (Scoliosis) and the gilet is already providing the only available treatment for Scapular Dyskinesis - affecting a considerable number of people who are often unaware of it as the root problem of their pain

✔ Unlike other bracing products switches core muscles on, and not off 

 Allows freedom of movement; arms can be stretched in all directions without sliding up. 

✔ May help prevent the onset of sciatica and is known to alleviate back and sciatic nerve pain

✔ Improvement in breathing has also been reported. COPD sufferers have found benefit and as a result, have been able to reduce steroid puffer use

✔ Unique breathable thermo-regulating fabrics make this close contact gilet comfortable to wear even in warm weather

✔ For riders it provides an altogether happier horse and rider partnership

  • a more balanced position in the saddle - helping reduce back problems in both rider and horse

  • lighter, kinder hand to horse contact

  • visual grey suede line shoulder level guide at each shoulder

  • freedom of movement - sculpted design allows arms to reach forward and upwards

  • core recruitment - specially integrated plastic struts makes it impossible to collapse the diaphragm, switching core muscles on and ensuring that hips work freely

  • fits under a body protector and tailored jacket

ALL POSTURE ENHANCING COMPONENTS ARE MADE USING OUR SPECIALLY DEVELOPED HIGH TENSILE, SPLINTER PROOF PLASTIC, PROVIDING CONTROLLED FLEXION AND SAFE FOR USE DURING SPORT.

ALL CLAIMS ARE BACKED BY CLINICAL DATA COMPILED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OVER A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS

Surprising and Powerful Links Between Posture and Mood 

Top rider TINA CANTON used the ClaviBrace® version of the Rider Gilet with an arm gaiter added after she broke her collarbone. Although she had hers surgically plated the splintered bone offered only a fragile fixing for the metal plate. By wearing ClaviBrace and the gaiter it was strengthened and gave her the confidence to return to competition only four weeks after her fracture.

This got Tina thinking, she loved how it improved her posture and could see, with some adjustment, how this could benefit riders.

"I now use the gilet for schooling and riding competition and my pupils wear it too", says Tina. "It makes teaching so much easier when I don't have to nag about posture and my horses go better when I'm in it too!"

Caution: The Rider Gilet uses a different shoulder configuration and is not suitable for collarbone fractures. ClaviBrace® has special padding at the shoulders and is designed to align and preserve the length of a broken collarbone read more...

SUITABLE FOR INJURY RECOVERY USE

Accredited by leading surgeons

and practitioners at

The Spine Plus Clinic, 136 Harley Street, LONDON.

 SAFE FOR USE IN COMPETITION

WHY DO WE SLOUCH?

You may be surprised to learn that our shoulder blades dictate the position of our shoulders and more surprised to know how few mechano-receptors they actually have. Receptors are needed to provide the brain with feedback and without them the brain doesn't know where the shoulder blades are or what they're doing. The shoulder blades in turn dictate where our shoulders should be. With such unreliable communications system you can begin to see why we all struggle to find good posture.

Combine this with the brain wanting us safely down on all fours, the generations growing taller, living longer and bowed over mobile phones and computers, add-in tiredness, then you can begin to see why some gilet intervention is essential.

Research by surgeon and shoulder guro Mr Ian Bayley explains how important it is to adopt good posture and to recognise when our shoulder blades wing outwards, a condition called Scapular DyskinesisThis condition is extremely common and is largely under diagnosed. It causes malfunction in the shoulder resulting in weakness and often presenting as pain in the hip. 

SPECIFICATION:

  • Slimline close-contact fit and made using light breathable fabrics

  • 4-way stretch side panels offer generous expansion for both the male and female shape

  • Integrated shoulder retraction straps tighten via a buckle at the front

  • Dual elastic hip-pulls fasten forward onto front panels and both stabilise the hips and support the lower back

  • Integrated plastic stays, front and back, lift the diaphragm/rib-cage, align spine and activate core muscles

  • Specially molded components improve shoulder position

  • An elasticated internal belt - similar to that in a ski jacket - holds the gilet in place

  • Heavy duty zip

  • Florescent strips attach along the spine and across the shoulders and can be used with video apps to provide visual feedback

  • Machine washable at 40C - simply place in the black cotton bag provided 

Take action today, call and speak to our product specialists on 01476 516200. 

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