Horse Rider Gilet by 4DflexiSPORT®

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  • £199.00


Transforming body symmetry, delivering balance and strengthening rider position! Designed to look like an everyday gilet this highly technical garment is anything but. Incorporated within are powerful hidden components that initiate a ‘core on’ posture, and instead of creating dependency, re-patterns muscles for a truly game-changing result! UNISEX.

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Ten years working with top medical and riding professionals has helped deliver this high-tech gilet, especially suitable for riders who want to achieve their personal best posture and improve endurance.   

Made from ultra-light, venting  breathable fabrics, it can be worn directly on the skin or over clothes and fits snugly under a body protector or a tailored riding jacket. Super-stretch side panels accommodate both the female and male shape.

Easy-care washable at 40C, simply place in the cotton laundry bag provided and throw in the wAsher.

ENJOY THE ‘FEEL GOOD MAGIC’ OF THIS GILET
Aside from being stylish,

 Re-patterns musculoskeletal structures improving shoulder, spinal and pelvic alignment, balance, strength and aerodynamics

 Provides essential bio-feedback for an understanding of how good posture should feel and promoting automatic correction

 Relieves neck stiffness and associated headaches, back and shoulder pain 

 Engenders ‘core on’ muscle recruitment for musculoskeletal strength and endurance.

 Lifts the diaphragm up and away from pelvic activity generated by the action of the horse for lighter hand to horse contact

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

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

 Opens the chest cavity for improved breathing capacity

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

 Delivers a great riding position, and a happier horse-rider partnership!

     Plus, we have added a removable reflective cross at the back and a light grey line at the front of each shoulder to visually gauge the levelness of the shoulders and straightness of the spine. This works with most video training/analysis apps including OBJECTIVITY

    THE ULTIMATE GOAL

    • Facilitating greater brain to body awareness and connection 

    • Achieving body symmetry and balance without thinking about it

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

    • Allows your coach to concentrate on teaching riding technique rather than nagging about rider position

    • With winning posture, comes confidence - many have reported feeling taller, happier and younger even! 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 

    ✔ 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.

    Trials are ongoing and results are optimistic for other complex shoulder conditions including some types of dislocations as well as spinal conditions (scoliosis).

    ✔ 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

    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

    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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    Orders fulfilled the same day when received by 
    Monday to Friday 15.00
    Saturday 11.00
    Sunday

    NOTE: Christmas and Bank holidays may delay delivery