Amputee Riders

Amputees use the GRIT Freedom Chair to enjoy the outdoors. The conservative center of gravity position lets them focus on having fun.

From the trails and parks to fun 5Ks, there is lots to do beyond the pavement. 


Benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair for amputees


Reduced shoulder strain

The GRIT Freedom Chair's lever drive uses an ergonomic motion that engages large muscle groups in the chest and shoulders. This can help prevent the shoulder and arm injuries that plague regular wheelchair users.


Fun to ride

The easy to push lever drive takes the physical stress out of pushing yourself around, helping you to focus on enjoying your environment and the friends and family you're exploring it with. Enjoy the outdoors again!

Amputee Freedom Chair FAQ

How do I stay secure in the chair?

The seat is angled backwards (dumped) 14 degrees from horizontal and the seat back is angled 7 degrees back from vertical. These features keep you secure in a comfortable riding position. 

The center of gravity is adjustable, and anti-tip bars can be added in the back. 

How are the levers on my shoulders?

The GRIT Freedom Chair's lever drive is more ergonomic than regular wheelchair push rims. Pushing the levers uses large muscle groups, and the lever drive makes it easier to push than regular wheelchair wheels. For these reasons, the levers are much easier on your shoulders than typical wheelchairs.



Have another question? Contact us or check out our more general FAQ.

Stories from amputee riders

We're here to help

We'd love to connect via email, telephone, Skype, or FaceTime to go over the GRIT Freedom Chair and to answer any questions you have. As the designers of the GRIT Freedom Chair, we love talking with people like you! 

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Give us a call at 877-345-4748 (weekdays 10am-6pm EST)