One fascinating aspect of balance therapy is helping others learn what their true limits are. Physically, one may be hindered by weakness, stiffness, lack of sensation, poor ability to adjust to different terrain or poor ability to see where they are going. These physical limitations may keep someone from having good balance.
On the other hand, individuals could actually have great physical abilities with balance, but they lack confidence in their ability to remain upright. In this case, their mental limits of stability causes them to not enjoy the wonderful balance they may have. Sometimes, these individuals can perceive normal sway as abnormal. This can lead to individuals becoming "scared stiff." It is impossible to have good balance when we are scared stiff!
Self efficacy drives our potential. Balance therapy is an excellent environment to identify the importance of knowing our true limits and reaching our potential.