All-Terrain Wheelchair for SCI

The Freedom Chair can help you stay active, safe, and healthy after a spinal cord injury.

Many people with spinal cord injuries use the GRIT Freedom Chair to move beyond the pavement. The chair is appropriate for riders with a wide range of injury levels. Some riders use it completely independently, while others may receive assistance. Meet a few of our riders with SCI below, and continue on to learn more about how people with spinal cord injuries use our all-terrain wheelchairs to get and stay active.

Adult in shallow water and wet sand at coast using GRIT Freedom Chair all terrain wheelchair while fishing in whitewater

"Going out on the beach and riding by the water is huge highlight since getting a GRIT Freedom Chair! It makes going camping so much easier."

Jeremy, T4-T5 paraplegic

Woman holds levers of GRIT Freedom Chair off road wheelchair outdoors and kisses dog on hind legs and greeting her in her lap

"The GRIT Freedom Chair has given us a plethora of opportunities to workout. We can now take trails that once weren't accessible."

Maggie, C5/C6 quadriplegic

Person smiles using GRIT Freedom Chair off road wheelchair on gravel and dirt by kayaks partially landed and in water

"Spent three days off the grid camping…getting around definitely would not have been easy for me without my GRIT Freedom Chair."

Evita, T12 paraplegic

Man propels self in GRIT Freedom Chair all terrain wheelchair through grass area and while walking dog

"We’ve been hiking everyday for the past couple of weeks, over a lot of hills and through more mud than I ever thought possible."

Ty, C5 quadriplegic

Adult pushes levers of GRIT Freedom Chair outdoor wheelchair on gravel pathway next to grass area with children playing

"Crushed it on the 1st grade field trip today… It was amazing to be a normal mom at school with my girl. Plus it was a killer cardio workout!"

- Beka, T6 paraplegic

Person holds arm up casting fishing line while sitting in GRIT Freedom Chair all terrain wheelchair in water to their waist

"Pleasantly surprised that I was able to move around the river with the GRIT Freedom Chair, which allowed me to experience one of my favorite outdoor activities again - fly fishing."

Mark, T7 paraplegic


Benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair for Riders with SCI

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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.

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Fun to Ride

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

FAQ for Riders with SCI

How do I transfer into the chair?

Everybody has different transfer styles and preferences, but thousands of riders around the world have been able to transfer into and out of the GRIT Freedom Chair. It may take some practice, but it's doable!

There are numerous handholds around the seat (including the levers, the wheels, the front of the seat, and the frame) that are all designed to support your weight and facilitate your transfer. The parking brakes hold the chair securely in place until you're ready to start rolling.

Ty, a C5 quadriplegic, shows how he transfer:

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 engages large muscle groups, and the lever drive makes the chair easier to push than regular wheelchair wheels. For these reasons, the levers are much easier on your shoulders than typical wheelchairs.

Which model is right for me?

The right model will depend on your interests and level of ability. We offer multiple models of our all-terrain wheelchairs, and we’re here to help you figure out the best option. While the 3.0 remains our most popular, some opt for other models because of their personal needs, preferences, adventure goals. Click here to view all models.


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