The point of focus with the POC position is to find that point in the SS that you feel 95%-100% confident that you will NOT fall. This position will look different for everyone. Some folks will have their feet really close, as though they are standing with their feet side by side. Others may be able to move their feet further apart and have them placed more narrow to create the POC. Why is this important? The POC will become a reference point as we move through the BU program and create the beginning of better balance, mobility and independence.
How many time do you think Tim Tebow has thrown a football this way?
When Tim sees an open receiver and wants to throw the football to them, do you think he is thinking, "elbow up, move arm back, drop arm, take a step back with the left foot, uh oh.... here comes a 367lb. lineman to tackle me!... RUN... ok... get set, drop arm, thumbs under.... etc." ABSOLUTELY not! Here's what happens, Tim sees an open receiver and he fires away! In order for this to happen, the CEO (brain) receives a message from his eyes that tells him to flip the "throw the ball NOW switch". This "switch" activates a series of muscle contractions from the feet, neck, shoulder, arm, core and legs that allows Tim to throw the ball without thinking about contracting each of those muscles individually. In other words, Tim is not focused on his throwing motion, he is focused on making a determination on which receiver he should throw it too!
Tim has thrown the ball this way his entire life and he has been able to develop and create a pattern or "button" for the CEO (brain). He has created muscle memory that allows his CEO (brain) to flip a switch and the symphony of muscle contractions begins without much thought. So, how many times would Tim need to throw the ball correctly in order to change his muscle memory and motion to mimick Aaron Rodgers motion and get the ball out of his hand much more quickly?
Tim would need to throw the ball correctly as many times as he has thrown the ball incorrectly, to get it right and establish a new pattern and "button" for the CEO to press.
The only way to improve one's balance is through consistent and repetitive work in proprioceptive environments just like the POC. Balance University teaches it's students the correct way to establish neuromuscular efficiency and the correct patterns needed to create better balance. There is not a secret movement or "magical" exercise, however, there is certainly a right order to the exercises needed to create a more balanced and independent person.
I want to prevent folks from falling, better known as "fall prevention", rather than deal with the repurcussions that follow like hospital and doctor visits!