Electrode Placement Chart
The following electrode pad placement diagrams are provided as a starting recommendation only. Our charts are to be used as a guide. There is no exact pad placement science. The stimulation results will vary according to the individual. Individual sensitivity to electrical stimuli varies greatly. EMS is a training, toning and rehabilitation tool that can be adapted to suit the individual. The ideal intensity setting is achieved when the stimulus and muscle contraction is strongly perceived but is not unpleasent or painful. The bottom line: use the placement charts as a guide but don't be afraid to move the electrodes around to get the best contraction for your body.
STRENGTH & TONING PAD PLACEMENT
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1. CHEST - Place 1 pair of pads on each area of the upper chest muscle. They should be placed about 3 inches down from the collarbone. Allow at least 1/4" between the pads. Follow the placement diagram which shows 2 pads close to the center of the chest and 2 pads close to the right and left armpits.
2. OVERALL ABDOMINALS - This will require 4 sets of pads.
3. BICEPS and FOREARMS - The pads should be placed on the thickest part of the muscle towards the top of the arm about 1/2" between the pads where they come close to each other. This exercise will require two pair of pads for the biceps and another 2 pair for the forearms. Both muscle groups can be execised together.
4. TRICEPS - Pad placement for the triceps is similar to that of the biceps. However, the pads are positioned towards the back of the largest part of the muscle so that they almost come together towards the back of the arm.
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5. LATERALS - Place the pads one above the other on each side of the diaphragm as shown. Pads should be slightly towards the front. Leave 1/4" space between the pads. This will require 2 pair of pads.
6. CALVES - Place the pads over the largest part of the muscle slightly towards the back of the leg so that the pads come closer together at the back. Leae 1/4" between pads. This requires 2 pair of pads.
7. BACK (TRAPEZES, UPPER LATERALS) - This will require 2 pair of pads.
8. LOWER BACK - THis will require 2 pair of pads.
9. Quads - Place pads above knee about 1/2" apart on both sides of the leg.
THERAPY PAD PLACEMENT
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1 - LOWER BACK - Attach both pads on the lower back with the backbonme in the center. Do not place on the backbone or spine.
2 - SCIATIC - Attach one pad below and above the region in pain, both on the same side (NOT on the spine).
3 - DELTOID - Attach one pad on the front part and one pad on the back part of the muscle.
4 - NECK - Attach one pad on the back of the neck and one pad on the upper trap area. (Do not place on throat or front of neck.)
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5- UPPER ARM - Attach both pads on either side of the region where you feel pain.
6 - ELBOW - Attach both pads on either side of the joint with the pain.
7 -HIP & THIGH - Attach both pads on either side of the area with pain.
8 - KNEE - Attach both pads above the knee or above and below the joint with pain.
9 - CALF - Attach both pads on the calf/leg where you feel pain. (Do not place electrode pads simultaneoulsy to the calves of both legs.)
10 -ANKLE/FOOT - Attach pads per the illustration on the left for pain on the outside of your ankle/foot. Attach the pads per the illustration on the right for pain on the inside of your ankle/foot.