This issue of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics will cover a number of important topics related to Para and Adapted Sports Medicine. The issue is under the editorial direction of Drs. Yetsa Tuakli and Wayne Derman. Topics in this issue will include: Representations of self and disability through para sport; Prosthetics in para sport; Evidence-based classification of para athletes; Autonomic nervous system in para athletes with spinal cord injury; Training and performance characteristics of para swimmers; Concussion in para athletes; Engineering and technology in wheelchair sport; The Athlete with brain injury; Social inclusion through para sport; and Para athletic identity from competition to retirement.
By Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH, Harvard and Wayne Derman, MBChB MSc (Med) (Hons). PhD, FFIMS, University of Stellenbosch
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences