Horse Rider Gilet by 4DflexiSPORT®

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Styled as a regular looking gilet, this powerful patented device re-patterns muscle structures (muscle memory) and initiates a ‘core on’, posture delivering correct muscle application and improved body symmetry for greater strength and truly game-changing results! UNISEX.

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Ten years working with top medical and riding professionals has helped to deliver a hi-tech garment that improves posture and helps horse riders maintain a good position in the saddle, for longer.

Ultra-light, venting and breathable, the revolutionary gilet can be worn under a body protector or a tailored riding jacket or over clothes.

Stretch side panels accommodate both the female and male shape. Easy-care machine washable at 40C, and includes a cotton laundry bag for your convenience.

Adopting a close contact design, with components integrated and carefully concealed within has produced the following benefits,

 Overcomes any feeling of self-consciousness about wearing a posture-enhancing product

 Re-patterning of musculoskeletal structures for better shoulder, spinal and pelvic alignment, improved balance, strength and nerve-flow

 Providing essential bio-feedback for a better understanding of how good posture should feel and in turn providing a clear message to the brain on how it can subconsciously correct posture

 Achieving postural correction without pinching, cutting-up at the underarms or creating dependency

 Engendering a ‘core on’, posture to better recruit core muscles and produce stronger, better form for longer

 To lift the diaphragm up and away from pelvic activity generated by the action of the horse and produce lighter hand to horse contact

 Maintain shoulder blade position (scapulae), close to the chest wall, for stronger shoulder function 

 Correct shoulder alignment without compromising the blood supply to the arms or placing pressure on brachial nerves

 Opening the chest cavity for improvement in breathing

 Allows freedom of movement for the arms to reach forward and up without the gilet sliding up

 Delivers a stylish look that accommodates both male and female body form

 Delivering a happier horse-rider partnership!

     We have also added a removable reflective cross at the back and a light grey suede line at the front of each shoulder. Both serve to visually gauge symmetry and straightness of the spine. This works with most video training/analysis apps including OBJECTIVITY

    THE ULTIMATE GOAL

    • Generate a deeper brain-body connection and stronger more efficient engagement of core muscles without creating dependency

    • Achieving body symmetry and balance without thinking about it

    • Training the brain to subconsciously override the natural tendency to adopt the 'fetal position', when faced with perceived fear or danger, and instead to automatically and subconsciously choose a well-balanced posture

    • Allows your coach to concentrate on your riding technique rather than nagging-on about posture

    • With winning posture, comes confidence - many have reported feeling taller, happier and younger! Surprising and Powerful Links Between Posture and Mood 

    WHAT IS GOOD POSTURE 

    MEDICAL FINDINGS

    ✔ Our studies indicate that by wearing the gilet for as little as two days consecutively, musculoskeletal alignment and muscle patterning can be significantly improved  
    * Even after removing muscle memory and improved posture can be retained, although for how long depends on the individual.

     ✔ Within as little as 20 minutes of wearing tension in the shoulders, and neck can disappear. This may depend on the severity and can take up to two days 

     Found to relieve neck stiffness and associated headaches,  back and shoulder pain 

    ✔ As a useful diagnostics tool i.e. for unexplained hip pain. In an example case, chronic pain was eliminated unmasking an un-diagnosed shoulder blade winging condition, Scapular Dyskinesis a debilitating and previously incurable condition affecting a considerable number of people who are often unaware of it. The gilet now providing the only way of managing the condition.

    ✔ 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

    ✔ Speeds return to riding after surgery and following shoulder and back injury

    ✔ Can improve muscle soreness [*DOMS] recovery time after working out *delayed-onset muscle soreness

    Trials are ongoing and results are optimistic for other complex shoulder conditions including some dislocations. Also of note is its use in rehab following spinal surgery and for spinal conditions i.e. scoliosis.

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

    International event rider TINA CANTON used our ClaviBrace® version of the Rider Gilet, along with our specially developed arm gaiter, after she broke her collarbone. And although Tina opted for surgical plating, her splintered bone provided a fragile fixing for the screws and metal plate. By wearing the ClaviBrace and gaiter, it strengthened the plate enough and gave her the confidence to return to competition much faster than the eight weeks her surgeon had prescribed.

    This got Tina thinking, she loved how it improved her posture and could see, with some adjustment how this would 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!"

    IMPORTANTThe Rider Gilet - unlike ClaviBrace - uses a different shoulder configuration making it unsuitable for displaced collarbone fractures read more...

    ACCREDITED BY LEADING SURGEONS AND PRACTITIONERS

    The Spine Plus Clinic, 136 Harley Street, LONDON.

    Suitable for shoulder and spinal injury rehabilitation and post-surgery use

    COMPLETELY SAFE FOR USE IN COMPETITION

    ... and all equestrian activities including driving and stable duties.

    Also beneficial for golfing, skiing and everyday life.

    WHY IS GOOD POSTURE SO DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE?

    Our shoulder blades dictate the position of our shoulders and shoulder blades have very few mechanoreceptors (the means by which the brain connects to them). This, therefore, means we don't know what our shoulders are doing.

    Combine this with the brains' reluctance to accept us upright (The brain wants us safely down on all fours), generations growing taller, living longer, long hours spent hunched over mobiles and computers plus, tiredness then you begin to see why we ALL have postural issues.

    Research by London surgeon and shoulder guru Mr Ian Bayley shows how important it is to identify wrong shoulder position and the consequences or ignoring it, read more about Scapular Dyskinesis (shoulder blades that wing outwards).

    MUSCLE MEMORY SONG/LYRICS

    Speak to our product specialist on 01476 516200 or pop in for a personal fitting, both are free of charge. 

    WE ALSO OPERATE AN EXCHANGE OR YOUR MONEY BACK POLICY. If it doesn't fit, send it back for another size or get a full refund.

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    Saturday 11.00
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    NOTE: Christmas and Bank holidays may delay delivery