Riders with Joint Conditions

People with joint pain and other connective tissue disorders generally find the Freedom Chair to be a great match for their condition, especially because the lever system is easy on the shoulders.

There are GRIT Freedom Chair riders with Arthrogryposis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and other similar conditions.


Benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair


Easy to push

The GRIT Freedom Chair's lever drive has a mechanical advantage between the lever and the wheel, making it easier to push the chair forward than on push-rim wheelchairs. We can adapt the gearing (making it easier or faster) to suit your specific strength level.



Low impact

The GRIT Freedom Chair's lever drive uses an ergonomic motion that engages large muscle groups in the chest and shoulders. It can help eliminate the shoulder issues that can occur when using typical wheelchair push rims. Active Hands Grip Aids can help you push the GRIT Freedom Chair even without grip strength or finger flexibility.

Stories from riders with Joint Conditions

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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