Authors: Naomi Josman, Lisa Tabor Connor, David J Lin
Abstract: The goal of this current theme issue was to foster original research papers in neuroscience and rehabilitation science that may serve to address the existing disconnect between disciplines. This platform offered an opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas, findings, and practices toward ultimately promoting knowledge, improving clinical practice, and reducing performance deficits and participation restrictions for people with neurological ailments and diseases. This broader, biopsychosocial approach to understanding rehabilitation and recovery from neurological deficits, embraces the concept that true understanding of recovery and living with a chronic condition, goes beyond knowledge of disease mechanisms. Social determinants and secondary disease sequelae may have a significant impact on functional performance and participation.