Physical Therapy, Yoga, and Athletic Training at Equilibrium

Dr. Noel Squires stands in Equilibrium on a quiet morning before classes at the Pepperell Mill Center. Photograph by Portland Headshot.

Dr. Noel Squires stands in Equilibrium on a quiet morning before classes at the Pepperell Mill Center. Photograph by Portland Headshot.

Improving Individuals Health Through Balance

I hadn’t met Noel until this project had me knocking on the door of Equilibrium and introducing myself as the photographer for The Mill Project. What I found inside was a space set up for a huge range of activities from aerial yoga, to athletic training and physical therapy. It was quite an amazing site and incredibly inviting.

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Who are you and where are you from?

I am Dr. Noel Squires, and am originally from Boston but have lived in San Diego, San Francisco, Washington state and Germany. I received my Masters degree in physical therapy from Notre Dame College, and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy and manual therapy fellowship training from Regis University in Colorado.

I am an internationally trained manual therapist, have produced nationally published medical literature, and have lectured at national and local conferences. My areas of expertise include spinal pathologies, injury prevention, lower quarter disorders, and fitness. I have dedicated my work to creating solutions for improving my clients’ quality of life.

Tell me a little about your business?

Equilibrium is a physical therapy and wellness studio committed to improving the quality of life of Mainers.

We offer direct hands on manual therapy for individuals who have acute or chronic types of pain. We specialize in managing individuals with low back, neck, arm and leg pain.

Equilibrium’s additional services include various types of bodywork, group Balanced Athlete fitness classes, adult and kids yoga and aerial yoga.

What made you choose the mill for your business?

The Pepperell Mill Complex offers unique locations with beautiful floor to ceiling windows, luxurious 17-foot tall ceilings and a wonderful historically rustic, yet modern feel. Equilibrium felt the mill offered the perfect location for a wellness clinic that wanted to avoid a sterile clinical environment.

Furthermore, the Pepperell complex is a creative and quickly growing community, filled with individuals and businesses looking to improve southern Maine. Equilibrium also wants to play a role in this wonderful community development.

How long have you been doing this?

Equilibrium has been operating in the mill for just over a year. However, each team member has been delivering care for up to 16 years.

What makes your business interesting to you?

Improving individuals’ pain and function is not just interesting for us, but its incredibly rewarding! Offering new strategies to manage chronic or acute pain allowing people to return to the life they want will always be satisfying.

What makes you stand out from others in the same industry?

We understand that balance in all things can lead to a healthy life. We also realize that creating that balance is different for everyone. We all have varying personalities, interests, toleration to discomfort, like or dislike of exercise, diet and various other attributes. As a result, we are committed to doing our best in finding that right balance for you. This is precisely why we offer various strategies to improve your function, wellness and life.

The Mill Project

The Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford, Maine photographed by Portland Headshot, a brand of Peter Greeno Photography, for The Mill ProjectThe Mill Project is a joint partnership project between Portland Headshot, a brand of Peter Greeno Photography, and the Pepperell Mill Campus, redeveloping Biddeford’s historic mill campus.

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