Axelgaard is proud to offer free educational resources via our video series and our interactive visual guide. The guide is viewable both on desktop and mobile and all of our videos can be watched online or downloaded for offline viewing.
In collaboration with Dr. Lucinda Baker of the University of Southern California’s Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Axelgaard’s Electrode Placement Guide is a free, interactive resource for electrode placement. This informative guide features 41 instructional videos, illustration-enhanced electrode placement photos, and relevant information on muscular and neurological anatomy.
We are pleased to sponsor the Electrode Placement and Functional Movement series presented by Dr. Lucinda Baker, Associate Professor at USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. These videos provide comprehensive information on the preparation and use of electrodes for effective neurostimulation treatment. All electrodes used in the video presentations are PALS® neurostimulation electrodes.
Individual chapters and the full DVD ISO file are available for free download alongside each video for offline viewing.
Electrode placement for knee flexion. The greater trochantor and the popliteal fossa are marked. Large electrodes are used to activate this diverse muscle group, with a symmetric biphasic waveform. The proximal electrode is placed medially to activate all of the hamstrings near their origin. The distal electrode is placed about midline.
During stimulation you must remember the biomechanics of the hamstring muscles require fifteen degrees of knee flexion to allow further knee flexion. The stimulated contraction is three minus out of five in this position. Stronger contractions result in muscle cramping. For treatment purposes stimulation is better carried out in a short sitting position with resistance against the hamstrings.