These stories show some of the many helpful benefits that shinfin™ fins give to below knee amputees (BKA). These highly adjustable fins flex to match the shape of BKA stumps and the straps adjust to fit around BKA stumps. Please also read the main BKA fins article.
“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.”
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 story from Redondo Beach, USA
“The shinfin fins worked great for me and had a ton of benefits. Overall I couldn’t be happier.”
“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.”
“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.”