The knee joint is one of the most commonly injured areas in the body. Symptoms related to sprains, strains and overuse injuries can nag long after the original injury or aggravating event. Knee injuries are a result of the combined compressive and rotational forces acting on the knee. The force of gravity, body composition, dynamic movement patterns and our ability to coordinate that movement will impact which muscle, tendon or ligament may be involved and to what degree. Targeted strengthening, gait retraining and mobility work can be very important in returning to an active and healthy life.