My name is Beth Hoover, and today I'm going to show you how to use bands to strengthen the knee. Making sure that you are performing exercises that work all the muscle groups that surround the knee are very important to increase strength and stability. Today I'm going to show you four exercises that you can use to improve the stability of your knee. Today you are going to need a resistance band and a stable object to hold onto. We're going to take the band and we're going to place it around the shoe. From the standing position, holding on you are going to take one leg and we're just going to lift straight up. So this exercise is working the front of the thigh, the quadricep muscle which is very important for securing and stabilizing that knee joint. For the second exercise you are just going to turn around, facing your stable object and letting the resistance band come over the ankle, we're going to perform what's called a leg curl. The leg curl is working the back of the thigh which is the hamstring muscle. This is very important for also stabilizing that knee. For the fourth exercise we're just going to take the band and we're going to place it around the bottom of the feet again and then we're just going to take the leg and we're going to lift out to the side. So this is a lateral movement which is also important for lateral stability and strength of the knee joint. And finally the last exercise is the inner thigh muscle. So take the foot and you're just going to place it around in front of the opposite foot with the band around the ankle, lifting in an upward motion you're going to pull up against the resistance and this will activate that inner thigh muscle which is also very important for stabilizing the knee joint.