NZ Parkour Injury Research
Injuries occur in all physical pursuits, especially those that are more dynamic, like parkour. However, the public often assume that parkour is very dangerous. The NZ Parkour teams personal experiences are not completely injury free, but we’ve not sustained the quantity or intensity of injuries that people presume we’ve had. We wanted to explore this topic a bit deeper, so in late 2013 we drafted and shared a public questionnaire asking questions from NZ parkour practitioners about their parkour related injuries. We collected the stories, details and information regarding any and all injuries sustained during or attributed to parkour training and have compiled the juiciest info into this handy infographic.
The stand out trend for us was that the majority of injuries are a) pretty tame and b) appear to be avoidable. Taking time to rest, refining technique before pushing the boundaries, being mentally prepared and staying in the zone during training are likely to have a significant effect on reducing injuries in parkour.
Train hard and train safe.
– NZ Parkour