Our quarterly magazine, The Spin, covers all of the hot topics related to living with a spinal cord injury. It’s an entertaining and informative read that was created for people living with SCI and their families and friends.


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The Spring 2024 issue of The Spin includes articles on caregiving, accessible camping, a wound care treatment called Amicapsil and more!

Previous issues of The Spin are available for download below.

Free subscriptions are available to BC residents and health professionals, just email thespin@sci-bc.ca with your full name and mailing address. If you live outside of BC, please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest issue in your inbox!

Previous Issues

Male Infertility, Evacuating with SCI, Adaptive Gaming
A Peer’s Passion for Race Car Driving, Virtual Reality, Aging with SCI
Waterskiing, Cannabis and Chronic Pain, Improving BC's System of Rehabilitation and Recovery
Testosterone Therapy, Smoking Cessation, Accessible Seaplane Services
Clinical Trial Enrollment, Innovative Adaptive Workout Equipment, A Peer's Musical Achievement
Adaptive Clothing, SCI & Immunity Research, Canada's First Chief Accessibility Officer
Catheter Coverage Research, Adaptive Bikes, Neurostimulation, SCI and Sexual Health
cover photo for The Spin spring 2022 issue
Adaptive Mountain Biking, Bodybuilding, Breathing Techniques, Nerve Regrowth Research
Wheelchair Attachments for Advanced Mobility, Hunting, Air Travel
cover photo of The Spin Fall 2021 issue featuring a man with quadriplegia using an external neurostimulation device
Home-Based Neuromodulation, Emergency Preparedness, Neuropathic Pain Research
the spin summer 2021 cover photo
Cardio Equipment, Catheter Reuse, Power Assist Devices, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cover photo of The Spin Spring 2021 issue featuring a man sitting on the wheel tracks of a construction digger in Northern BC
A Peer's Reality TV Role, Low Blood Pressure, Post-Secondary Education, COVID-19 and SCI
photo of a man in a wheelchair with boxing gloves on. This is the cover of The Spin spring 2020 magazine.
Unique Peer Hobbies, Personal Training at PARC, Stationary Rowing, Hip Spasticity, TIL
cover of the spin summer 2020 magazine with brightly colour virus molecules
Orthotics, Pain & Anxiety Cycle, COVID & Caregivers, Online Technology
cover of the Fall 2020 issue of The Spin magazine. It features a man with an electric guitar and amp strapped to the front of a power wheelhcair.
Music, Ambulatory SCI, Medication Costs, AD & Cannabis
cover photo for The Spin Winter 2020 issue of a hand holding a petri dish with multiple swabs on it
UTI & Pressure Injury Treatment Research, Exercise & Pain Management, SCI Cowboy
spring 2019 the spin cover
Circadian Rhythms, SCI and Sex, Exercise: Wallgym, Wheelchair Innovations
Optometry, Neurostimulation, Accessible Dentistry, Nerve Regeneration
Summer 2019 Highlights, Wheel Love Documentary, Shoulder Pain Research, Accessible Camping
Custom wheelchairs, nerve transplant surgery, opioid restrictions. sailing Desolation Sound
Spring 2018
Navigating Aging, Minimizing UTIs, Cannabis and Spasticity
SCIRE, Restoring Hand Function, BC's Accessible Trails
Caregiver Nightmares, Restoring Bladder Function, Europe Travel
SCI Nutrition, Adaptive Mountain Biking, Neuromodulation Research
Peers From Around the World, Accessible Shoes, Transgender
Camping, Hobby Hacks, Sleep Innovations, Accessible Homes
Musicians, Power Assists, Dynamic Wheelchair Seating
Martial Arts, Exercise Guidelines, Bowel Care, 60th Anniversary
Nerve Transfer Surgery, Relationships, StopGap, Cruises
Cannabis, Mindfulness, Pain BC, Botox, Casters
Fashion, Makeup, SCI Fatigue, Male Fertility
Service Dogs, Vitamin D, Winter Preparedness, Paralympian
spin spring 2015
Online Dating, SCI and Hunting, Neuropathic Pain, Spinal Implant, Anxiety
spin summer 2015
RealWheels Theatre, Love Online, Privilege to Pee: Art Installations, Harmony and Healing: Music, Stem Cells
spin summer 2015
SCI and Motherhood, Treating Spasticity, Access Driver Rehabilitation, Robotic Glove, If I Knew Then: Quad Anniversary
Spin Winter 2015
Dads and Daughters Surfing, Pressure Sore Prevention, Wheelchair Maintenance, Migraines and SCI, SCI and Hunting Update
Pain Relief, Disability Tax Benefits, Sleep Disorders, Working with SCI, Heart Disease
Epidural Stimulation, Life with Incomplete SCI, Sochi Paralympics, Poison to Treat Pain
Accessible Kitchen, Stem Cell Tourism, Physiotherapy, Cold Weather Workouts, Exoskeletons
Hand Function, Bladder Stimulus, Inaccessible Tech with Neil Squire Society, Melatonin
spin spring 2013
Wheelchair Rugby, Horseback Riding, Dentistry, Botox and Bladder
spin summer 2013
Cannabis, Home Renovation, Accessible Yoga, Stone Carving
spin fall 2013
Autonomic Dysreflexia and Immunity, Wheelchair Floorball, Accessible Cruises, Respiratory Health, Gardening
spin winter 2013
Law School with SCI, Botox for Spasticity, Walking Incomplete, Motocross
spin spring 2012
Stem Cell Therapy, Skateboarding, Power Wheelchairs, Alaskan Cruises, Scuba
Spin Summer 2012
Depression, Self Defense, Gardening, Pregabalin, Finetech-Brindley Bladder System, Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)
Spin Fall 2012
Partners for Pleasure, SCI-Fatigue, Assistance Dog, Paralympic Curling, RDSP, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
Spin Winter 2012
Downhill Skiing, Flying, Bladder Cancer, Smart-e-Pants, Wheelchair Travel, SCI in Media, Jobseeking
  • Spin Winter 2012 (Winter 2012) – Guitar builder, syrinx alert, Whistler & travel
  • Spin Fall 2011 – Adaptive Sport, Botox for bladder, Laughing Spasms, Hunting & Fishing, Viberect device
  • Spin Summer 2011 – Exoskeletons, e-stim trial, loving the kitchen, tire pressure
  • Spin Spring 2011 – off-road diesel mechanic, shoulder stretches, neuropathic pain primer


Published 4 times a year, with a print circulation of approximately 4,000, each edition is read by an estimated 16,000+ people across the province. With a devoted readership and audience, The Spin is the best way to reach the provincial SCI community.

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