The only one of the many paparazzi photos that came out today that I’ll post a link to is in this article (mangle). Why? It gives a close-up of Rafa’s rather artistic knee tape and wasn’t taken while he was enjoying his down time with friends. (The photo is cropped in the article, click on it to see the full thing.) Any Kinesio tape experts out there that want to hazard a guess at the reason for that particular configuration? To me, it seems like it’s trying to keep the knee cap tracking in the right position and possibly lift it a bit – maybe taking pressure off the fat pad behind it? Honestly, I have no idea.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering your patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
- Roger, Rafa dominance over – by Greg Garber (espn.com)
Rafa does social media:
- Rafa let us know that he was having a good time with friends and that Marc! goes to nice restaurants with fierce bed head.
Social media related to Rafa:
At a boat shop? (Would you call something like this a shop? Boating store? Water sports store? Sun and ski place?)
— Náutica Ereso Ibiza (@NauticaEreso) June 28, 2013
Going grocery shopping?
— laura (@laurajony) June 28, 2013
Hanging out with another disembodied head?
— iñaqui ?? (@canigar2) June 28, 2013
- I made more bad gifs last night.
ARGH! I’ve neglected to post the pool standings all week. Guess I didn’t want to after Rafa’s loss on Monday. Any way, here’s where things stand right now:
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