The P&O Care Ottobock.care team is committed to providing you with readily available resources to ensure you meet your goals. In collaboration with your care team, we aim to offer clear direction with measurable goals and metrics; skills, training and education; coaching and feedback; and encouragement to improve your quality of life.
Patient Care Teams
We work closely with case managers, therapists and physicians to develop a customized treatment plan for our patients.
P&O Care Ottobock.care is dedicated to fostering relationships and facilitating comprehensive rehabilitative care for each patient. Our team will coordinate with all members of a patient’s healthcare team to ensure he or she is on the path to achieving positive outcomes.
We routinely assist with all aspects of a patient’s care by communicating and collaborating with:
- surgeons, specialty physicians and family doctors
- nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other clinical professionals
- physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation specialists
- insurance claim agents, case managers and other administrative officers
- family members, friends and caregivers
Our practitioners are always willing to answer questions, provide consultations, offer resources and build collaborative relationships with all members of our community. Please never hesitate to contact us to learn more about the personalized care our team is ready to provide!
Please call your insurance company to verify your coverage for prosthetics and/or orthotics and to verify your coinsurance percentage and deductible amount.
Our office staff is available to assist you in confirming your coverage and financial responsibility, including your options for out-of-network insurance coverage.
Currently, activity levels are subjectively determined through the collaboration of the medical team. Prosthetists, physicians, physical therapists and case managers determine K Levels based on a user’s:
- Medical History
- Daily Needs, Hobbies and Occupation
- Pre-Amputation Activity Level
- Post-Amputation Activity Level
- Expected or Potential Activity Level after receipt of prosthesis
A patient’s age, use of an assistive device, such as a cane or walker, or specific level of amputation do not exclude users from certain K level ratings. Occasionally, strength and agility tests are utilized to help the team determine the appropriate activity level.
The 5 K Level Classifications
Patient does not have ability or potential to walk or transfer safely with a prosthesis.
No. A prosthesis would not enhance this user’s quality of life or mobility.
Patient has the ability or potential to use a prosthesis for transfers or walking on level surfaces at a single speed, typically indoors. Patient may need assistance of another person to safely transfer.
Yes. Simple, lightweight components are used for K1 prostheses.
Patient has ability or potential to walk at a single speed, climbing low-level environmental barriers such as curbs, stairs and some uneven surfaces.
Yes. Some K2 users use an assistive device such as a walker cane for safety and walk both indoors and outdoors.
Patient has ability or potential to walk with a prosthesis at multiple speeds. Able to walk on uneven ground and climb all environmental barriers such as stairs, curbs, ramps.
Yes. Many prosthetic users fall into this category. A K3 user may sometimes use an assistive device for safety.
Patient has ability or potential to walk with a prosthesis far beyond basic walking, including running and high impact activities.
Yes. Often, children and athletes are classified in the K4 level.
Whether you are a new amputee or have been wearing a prosthesis for many years, we are ready to serve you.
Our practitioners are equipped with the certifications and qualifications to provide cutting-edge prosthetic technology prescribed by the VA for both veterans and active service duty members.
Learn more about your prosthetic options through the VA.
Are you a seeking a prosthetic and orthotic partner for your patients?
P&O Care Ottobock.care maintains close relationships with the VA Hospitals at Jefferson Barracks and John Cochran Medical Centers in St. Louis, Missouri. Across the river, many patients visit our Fairview Heights location from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Case managers confidently refer patients to P&O Care Ottobock.care because of our attention to detail, personal attention and expert care.
Our administrative staff has extensive experience working with case managers and affiliated legal and medical professionals to ensure all required paperwork is provided in a timely fashion.
Amputee Support Program
Certified Peer Visitor Program
P&O Care Ottobock.care proudly hosts a formal Certified Peer Visitor (CVP) Program through the Amputee Coalition of America. CVPs are patient volunteers that have adjusted well to limb loss, lead full active lives and are passionate about sharing their experience with others. Peer visitors meet patients and their families in person, via email or over the phone to listen and provide support following an amputation.
All certified peer visitors have completed an extensive training course, have a firm understanding of the rehabilitation process and believe in honest, compassionate conversations. We strive to match patients with a peer visitor of similar gender, age and level of limb loss to ensure an impactful and positive experience.
Your privacy and safety are important to us. We adhere to all HIPAA guidelines and ensure our CPVs have passed both a criminal background check and peer visitor certification test.
Amputee Coalition of America
Peer Visitors are certified through an eight hour intensive training course by Amputee Coalition of America, the nation’s leading non-non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of amputees and their families.
Since, 1993 the Amputee Coalition has trained thousands of peer visitors and equipped them with the skills and resources to help patients and their families through limb loss. They share their own personal experience with honesty and compassion while providing helpful insight and hope following amputation.