How many times have we heard this cue? Yet this archaic narrative does not translate to regular life. It’s a rarity to see someone keep their knees over their toes when jumping, running, or even walking down the stairs. This rule is one that can be broken and is not functional for the real world. Adaptation of positions according to injury, strength, and comfort are all keys to a patient’s success. This is why it is important to see a physical therapist that will modify an exercise plan to meet your needs and extend your boundaries beyond keeping your knees over toes.