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Stuff you need to know before or after leg amputation


Bill shares his overall story to help amputees learn what they need to know before or after their leg amputation. His recreational therapy section discusses his swimming with shinfin fins, which he expands upon in swimming with fins after amputation. Bill’s story encourages above knee amputees, below knee amputees and foot amputees to (re)learn how to swim after amputation.

Bill’s review from O’Fallon, USA

“I learned that swimming helped me regain my strength and endurance. I use a shinfin fin on my remnant leg and also on my good leg to give me speed and a good workout. The shinfin fins can also be used for BKAs. Using the shinfin fin on my remnant leg strengthened and helped remove the excess fluids. I also wear my liner for comfort and it gives the shinfin more grip to stay on.”

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Swimming with fins after amputation


Swimming with shinfin fins was one of Bill’s first steps in his return to physical and emotional health, after his above knee amputation. Wearing one fin on his thigh stump and one fin on the shin of his other leg, they give him a natural swim kick with smooth stroke balance. He prefers wearing the fins without his prosthetic leg but they can be worn on a prosthetic leg too. He also notes that they can be worn by below knee amputees (also foot amputees). Bill’s expanded story is Stuff you need to know before or after leg amputation.

Bill’s review from O’Fallon, USA

shinfin fins are the perfect choice for amputees because they attach to your legs instead of your feet. This provides many benefits such as a natural swim kick.

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Above knee amputee snorkeling with prosthetic leg fins


Shaun is an above knee amputee who snorkels wearing a pair of shinfin fins, one fin on his prosthetic leg and the other fin on his shin. He is very happy with them, especially because of the easier water entry, water exit and streamlined kicking propulsion technique. Also, he highly values that the fins are light and compact enough to fit into his small carry-on backpack, for ultralight traveling. His story is very useful for above knee amputees and below knee amputees swimming with waterproof prosthetic legs, for snorkeling and other water activities too.

Shaun’s review from Redondo Beach, USA

“The shinfin fins worked great for me and had a ton of benefits. Overall I couldn’t be happier.”

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Freestyle & butterfly help for amputation below knee fins


Anthony has a below knee amputation and finds that shinfin fins really help his freestyle and butterfly swimming techniques. He wears one fin on his right lower leg and adjusts the other fin to fit the 8 inch stump of his left below knee amputation.

Anthony’s review from Hong Kong

“The shinfin fins work perfectly on me. They help a lot in freestyle and especially butterfly. For freestyle, they help to keep both legs in the correct kick actions. For butterfly, they help me to ‘feel’ the kick perfectly so that I know how to turn my body at the right timing.”

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Bilateral below knee amputee exercise & weight loss fins


Pegleg Jack, a bilateral below knee amputee, has been very happy swimming with his shinfin fins for many years, for exercise and weight loss.

Pegleg Jack’s review from Jacksonville, USA

“Being a bilateral bka, it sure has increased my level of exercise and I am loosing the weight that I need to. I am just glad that I found your wonderful product, that has helped me in many ways.” And 5 years later: “They are the greatest thing that I have found so far for swimming.”

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Bilateral below knee quad amputee swim exercise fins


Sami (Beth’s son), a quad amputee bilateral below knee, has been swimming with shinfin fins for many years, as a child to adult. The fins adjust as he grows and are strong to last years. They make his swimming exercise so much easier and more fun.

Beth’s review from Tuscon, USA

“I want to thank you for inventing this wonderful device. My son swims for exercise and for fun and his shinfin fins have made this so much easier for him!”