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
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE
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.