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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 presentation are PALS® neurostimulation electrodes. We trust these videos will assist your efforts in providing the most effective treatment to your patients.

DVDs can be ordered by contacting us. Chapter downloads, as well as the full DVD ISO file, are available for free offline viewing via the download links below.


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Application Instructions:

Motor point location for electrode placement. Electrode placement is critical to the success of the stimulation treatment program. In order to identify the best possible electrode placement the electrode itself may need to be moved multiple times. This is particularly true in the small muscles of the forearm and the lower leg. In order to find the best electrode placement the negative electrode may need to be moved; this can be facilitated by placing a wet sponge between the negative electrode and the patient. During the stimulation off cycle, the electrode can be slid over the patient's skin to allow assessment of a new location. Be careful not to touch the patient as you are moving the electrode as you may become a part of the circuit and receive a low level of electrical current. When the best possible electrode placement has been identified, remove the sponge and place the electrode immediately on the patient's skin. You may want to mark this location for future use. Note in the video, the effect of small changes in the electrode configuration and the resultant stimulation effect: moving from a balanced wrist extension, to excessive ulnar deviation, to excessive radial deviation.