Best Electrode Position and Placement for Leg and Foot Stroke Rehabilitation

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, March 24th, 2017

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Electrical stimulation, also referred to as e-stim, NMES, or FES, can be an effective tool in reducing the symptoms of stroke, such as increasing strength and function. The success of one’s recovery using electrical stimulation will rely heavily on proper electrode placement.

Listed below are some key video examples of lower limb electrode positioning by Axelgaard. Click on the thumbnail below to visit the video link.








Electrode Positions for Common LE Stroke Muscle Groups (click on image for video)


Hip Extension

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Knee Extension

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Knee Flexion

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Ankle Dorsiflexion

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Ankle Plantarflexion

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