Attached are Responses which I received
concerning my message : "[BIOMCH-L] Best placing for Surface Electrode at
trunk muscles."
thank you for the responses and hope this posting will be usefull.

with best regards,

SWIE,Yuniarto Wijaya
Master Course Student
Univ. of Electro-Communication (UEC), Tokyo JAPAN
Graduate School of Electro-Comm.

----- Original Message -----
From: "SWIE Yuniarto Wijaya $B!! (B"
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 3:51 PM
Subject: [BIOMCH-L] Best placing for Surface Electrode at trunk muscles.

dear members,
I am interested in posture and muscular activity, at present I need
information regarding best method in placing Surface-electrode at trunk
muscles (i.e thorac and lumbar erector spinae, obliquus abdominis ext and
int, rectus abdomini, and lattisimus dorsi.)
Please kindly help me with advise and explanation on it.

I also heard that McGill, Joseph Ng and Kippers published paper regarding
the matter, however I don't know precisely the title.
May be anybody can give me information about it.
I will be gratefull for any information.

Best Regards

SWIE Yuniarto


From: "Tony Brosky"
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 10:36 PM

SWIE Yuniarto,
I, too, would be interested in knowing what you find from the listserve.
There is a text on surface EMG by Cram and Kasman Introduction to Surface
EMG, published by ASPEN that gives some guidelines and recommendations.

Joseph A. ("Tony") Brosky, Jr., PT,SCS,MS
Assistant Professor-Physical Therapy
Coordinator-Teaching Laboratory Practice
Department of Allied Health


From: "Sarah Jane Gordon"
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 10:40 PM

> Yuniarto,
> I'm currently trying to investigate the same area.
> I can't find the article in my search records that you are refering to but
> the closest I could find was this:
> NG, J. K.-F., KIPPERS, V. & Richardson, C. Optimal placement of EMG
> electrodes on abdominal muscles. Clinical
> Solutions: Proceedings of 9th Biennial Conference of Manipulative
> Physiotherapists Association of Australia, Gold
> Coast, 22-25 November 1995, 109-110. Melbourne, Manipulative Ther Assoc
> Aust, 1995.
> I don't have a copy myself. I am not as far along with my investigation as
> you!
> I would be grateful if you could let me know what information you get in
> response.
> Good Luck!
> Sarah Gordon
From: Wes Zwiefel
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 12:10 AM

An excellent reference is in the text:

Cram, J.R., Kasman, G.S. (1998). Introduction to surface electromyography.
Gaithersberg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.

Book may be found at:

This book has great pictorials and specific sits for muscles of the
abdominals. I have used it for the rectus abdominis and external oblique

Wes Zwiefel, CSCS
Graduate Student
Department of HPELS
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA

From: Vaughan Kippers < >
Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 6:49 AM

Dear Swie,
This is one of the papers you refer to:
Ng, J.K-F., Kippers, V. and Richardson, C.A. (1998) Muscle fibre orientation
of abdominal muscles and suggested surface electrode positions.
Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology 38(1):51-58.
See for more information
about other papers using surface EMG on the trunk.

Vaughan Kippers PhD
Senior Lecturer, Musculoskeletal Function Group
School of Biomedical Sciences
Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology
Room 81-414, Otto Hirschfeld Bldg, The University of Queensland 4072

From: "Ted Clancy"
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2002 12:32 AM

You might look at the book "Anatomical Guide for the Electromyographer: The
Limbs and Trunk," by Aldo Perotto (third edition) from Charles C. Thomas,
Springfield, Illinois, USA. (Earlier editions listed the authors as
Delagi, Perotto, Iazzetti and Morrison).

Ted Clancy

From: Owen Evans
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 3:34 PM

Dear Mr SWIE,

In the past I have used electrode placements shown in Pope et al:

Spine 1987 Dec;12(10):1041-5
The role of prerotation of the trunk in axial twisting

Pope MH, Svensson M, Andersson GB, Broman H, Zetterberg C.

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