The off-road wheelchair for riders with spina bifida

Many riders with spina bifida find a bit of freedom in the GRIT Freedom Chair. Whether fighting the effects of a meningocele, myelomeningocele, or another form of spina bifida, there’s a good chance the Freedom Chair can help you, well, adventure! Read on to meet a few of our riders with spina bifida and learn about their adventures.

“Today I got outside with my GRIT Freedom Chair and did an activity that was a total dream come true for a girl living in the city. I picked my own cherries, my favorite fruit. My manual chair would have never made it through the orchard without a fight.”   —Donna

“Today I got outside with my GRIT Freedom Chair and did an activity that was a total dream come true for a girl living in the city. I picked my own cherries, my favorite fruit. My manual chair would have never made it through the orchard without a fight.”

—Donna

“He took it out on the rocks behind him in the picture and it was AMAZING!!”    —Michael’s mom

“He took it out on the rocks behind him in the picture and it was AMAZING!!”

—Michael’s mom

“Husband and I spent the weekend playing in Zion and it was wonderful venturing off the beaten path, and off the limited designated-wheelchair routes.”    —Lisa

“Husband and I spent the weekend playing in Zion and it was wonderful venturing off the beaten path, and off the limited designated-wheelchair routes.”

—Lisa

“My son [Zach] has had the Freedom Chair for a year. It’s great. Went all over Yellowstone this summer.”    —Bob, Zach’s father

“My son [Zach] has had the Freedom Chair for a year. It’s great. Went all over Yellowstone this summer.”

—Bob, Zach’s father

Benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair for riders with spina bifida

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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 helps prevent the shoulder and arm injuries that plague users of regular wheelchairs.

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Fun to ride

The easy-to-push lever drive takes the physical stress out of pushing yourself around, helping you enjoy your environment, your friends, and your family. Get out there. Roll through some mud. Find a trail and explore.

Heart & body healthy

Exercise keeps your muscles loose and strong—it’ll also keep your upper body and heart in tip-top shape. The Freedom Chair is a low-impact workout option for spina bifida riders that’ll get you outside!

 

Our most-received question from riders with spina bifida:

How much strength do I need to push the levers?

Pushing the levers is easier than pushing push-rims, so if you're able to maneuver those, you'll be absolutely fine in our chair! We've also had a number of people who can't use push-rims who do great in our chair. You need some strength to push the levers forward, and very little to pull back, as the backward stroke just ratchets and resets for the next stroke.

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We're here to help

We'd love to connect via email or telephone to go over the GRIT Freedom Chair and to answer any questions you have.

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