Daily Dementia Dose : Muscle Failure – Fail Fast, Stand Up and Recover Fast

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In the physical therapy world, we have this what you call muscle failure.

Where we try to keep on moving that muscle to the point of failure.

When we do the maximum repetition for that muscle, that’s how the muscle gets stronger.

There’s a difference between bone pain and muscle pain.

With muscle failure, muscle fails to move that last contraction.

It’s the same thing in life. Sometimes you have to keep on failing in order for you to achieve your potential.

Last night, in a Facebook group that I moderate too, we are planning to have a subscription-based group.

What happened is that I needed to record a video there and it was so hard.

I kept on failing and missing my script. I think I did more than 10 takes just to finish the video.

That’s the key there.

You don’t have to be perfect when you’re caregiving, or taking care of a loved one.

You don’t have to be perfect. When you fail, that’s OK.

You just have to keep doing it. I failed a lot of tests, I fail in a lot of exams.

Yesterday when I went to a dementia patient, she would not even work with me. I failed.

The key here is that you just have to keep on doing it.

It doesn’t matter how many times you fail but in how many times you get up.

Then you do it again.

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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