These are the 6 Classifications for Para-Badminton:
|GROUP||CLASSIFICATION NAME||TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF IMPAIRMENT TYPES|
|Wheelchair||WH 1||Spinal injury causing impairment to upper limbs/trunk|
|WH 2||Multiple Sclerosis|
|Standing||SL 3||Single Above Knee Amputation|
|Double Below Knee Amputation|
|SL 4||Single Below Knee Amputation|
|SU 5||Upper Limb Amputation|
|Upper Limb impairment – e.g. brachial plexus injury|
|Short Stature||SH 6||Short Stature/Dwarf Condition – e.g. achondraplasia|
The eight impairment types eligible in BWF Para-Badminton are:
- Hypertonia: Health conditions which cause hypertonia include, but are not limited to Cerebral Palsy(CP), stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis.
- Ataxia: Health conditions which cause ataxia include, but are not limited to CP, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Friedreichs ataxia and spinocerebellar ataxia.
- Athetosis: Health conditions which cause athetosis include, but are not limited to chorea and CP.
- Loss of limb or limb deficiency such as results from trauma-related amputation or congenital limb deficiency like dysmelia.
- Impaired range of movement: Health conditions which cause impaired range of movement include, but are not limited to arthrogryposis and ankylosis and trauma-related arthrodesis.
- Impaired muscle power such as results from spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, brachial plexus injury, spina bifida, post-polio or Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Limb-length difference such as results from congenital dysgenes is or trauma.
- Short stature: Health conditions which cause short stature include, but are not limited to, achondroplasia, spondophysealplasia.