Date of Injury: 04/25/10
Time of injury (0:00 to 23:59): 18:30ish
Your DOB and age: 04/19/1972 - 38 years old.
name (remember this is the internet, name is helpful but not mandatory):Todd Soulliard
City, State: Harrisburg, PA
# years practicing Parkour / Freerunning: 14 months
Hours of training per week. (real, not what you'd like to do):6-8 hours per week
Other exercise / fitness experience: 30 years of skateboarding, 12 years of martial arts (Isshin-Ryu, Pai-Lum Kung-Fu, Yamate-Ryu Aikijutsu)
Location where injury occurred: HACC Mid-town campus
Conditions of location (wet, dark, icy, etc): conditions were fine, everything was lighted and dry.
What you were doing / trying to do when injury occurred?: tac-vault from wall over railing, hand missed the railing and I landed on my side on the rail.
Where any other people involved?: Myself and 5 others in our group were there running drills.
Part of body - description of injury, rating of severity 1-10. Right side, bottom of the ribcage, front to back. Severity:9 initially, took my breath away, thought I was dying. Subsided to a 7 after an hour, today it's a 5.
Did you see a doctor for diagnosis? Not yet, if it persists or worsens, I'll go right away.
Did you get X-rays or MRI's?No
Picture of the injury: No visible signs of injury, no picture.
Could you / how could you have avoided the injury?: very easily. If I would've gone for my hand placement before the tac, rather than tac and hope my hand makes it, I'd be fine.
Date / type / severity of your last injury?: First real parkour injury
Notes on the experience? It was a stupid injury that could've been avoided with some forethought. Don't just go for it, without thinking it through.