Benefits Coverage

If you have at any time suffered from moderate to severe ligament instability (such as MCL, PCL and ACL), combined mild strains and sprains, and/or instabilities of the knee we are sorry. We’ve been there and being injured sucks - we believe that the K1 will give you the support and confidence you need to get back out there. 


The K1 is FDA registered as a Class 1 Medical Device by Health Canada and recommended by physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons who understand that traditional braces aren’t good enough. As part of this, leading payment providers and insurers will generally reimburse you for 80% - 100% of your K1 purchase. This reimbursement can of course change depending on your unique plan.


The reimbursement process with your payment provider or insurer is straightforward; there are three essential steps:

1. Review your unique benefits coverage for knee braces.
2. Get a referral from your physician, orthopaedic surgeon, nurse practitioner or sports medicine doctor. These referrals are made frequently, here is what the referral needs to include: 
      • 1) Which knee the knee brace is for
      • 2) The recommendation of a knee brace for daily use (they will not cover knee braces for sports purposes only)
      • 3) Your specific diagnosis, for example: moderate to severe ligament instability (such as MCL, PCL and ACL), combined mild strains and sprains, and/or instabilities of the knee
      • Here is Stoko's sample referral form that can be filler out by your doctor or used as a reference: Knee Brace Doctor Referral Form
      3. Include this Referral Form with your reimbursement claim to your payment provider or insurer.

        Contact us at hello@stokodesign.com if you have any further questions.