Benefits of the GRIT Freedom Chair for riders with spina bifida
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.
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.
Have more questions?
Fill out the below form and a member of the GRIT team will reach out to you ASAP!
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.
Want to talk later?
Fill out the easy request form below and we'll call you then.