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About Devon

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A scientific perspective on alternative healing therapies

I was born and raised in a small town on the Connecticut shoreline. I received my Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Stonehill College and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Brown University, where I worked for 13 years studying brain regions involved in memory, attention, and cognition. I then worked as a pre-clinical scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals researching Type 1 Diabetes. I have loved animals since I was a child, and finally decided to pursue my dream of owning a farm! In 2024 my husband and I moved to North Carolina and founded Poeta Pastures. We are enjoying expanding our animal family and currently have horses, goats, chickens, and chinchillas!

I am life long equestrian, having owned and ridden horses for over 28 years. I have competed primarily in the equitation and have won many competitions across New England including the CHJA Junior and Adult Medal Finals as well as the MHC, RIHA, and NEEC Adult Medal Finals. I now enjoy the rewarding challenge of working with and developing young horses. 

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Cruz, MHC Finals

Throughout my riding experience, I saw all sorts of injuries that always seemed to happen at the most inopportune times. I developed an interest in regenerative medicine in high school when my horse was given stem cell injections to treat a suspensory tear. Although the treatment was new at the time, the results were nothing short of amazing. Ever since, I have been focused on a career combining my passion for science with my love of horses. MagnaWave offered a unique way to integrate both of these interests, and thus, Equilibria Wellness and Performance was created!

As a rider and fitness enthusiast, I have had my fair share of injuries over the years, including chronic back and hip problems. I have tried physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic work to manage muscular imbalances and pain. After much research I decided to try PEMF and laser therapy as alternatives to a lifetime of pain medications and injections. Regular use of these therapies have not only given me extended pain relief, but have also made me much more healthy in general!

I am a certified MagnaWave practitioner for horses, pets, and humans. I am also certified in Medical Laser Safety, Laser Therapy for Companion Animals, and Laser Therapy for the Equine Athlete through the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications (AIMLA). What makes my business unique is my scientific perspective combined with life long equine experience and a passion for helping animals. Being able to help horses, pets, and people become healthier, recover from injuries and illness, and perform at their best is extremely fulfilling. 


What is Equilibrium?

"Harmonious adjustment of different elements or parts; also called balance."

Dynamic equilibrium, or homeostasis, refers to "the characteristic of a system that maintains balance and stability between the internal and external environment."  Living organisms must constantly maintain homeostasis in order to grow and survive. Homeostasis is essential for normal cell function and overall balance. It is the optimum condition for all organisms.

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Many variables in the body are maintained by homeostasis:

  • Temperature

  • Fluid volume

  • Hormones

  • Blood pH  

  • Blood sugar

  • Blood pressure

  • Blood oxygen content  

What happens if equilibrium is disrupted?

Animals and humans are made up of trillions of cells that work together to keep the body in a state of equilibrium. When cells are injured or energy depleted, they do not function correctly and equilibrium (homeostasis) is disrupted. The disruption of normal homeostasis is the underlying cause of most diseases, including diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, just to name a few.

Sometimes cellular malfunction is caused by things we cannot control, such as genetics and environmental factors like air pollution or radiation. However, there are many factors that can be controlled such as nutrition, physical activity, and mental health. Sickness and disease often result from poor diet, lack of exercise, and excessive stress.  


Studies have shown that bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cannot survive when then body has optimal levels of oxygen and glucose, proper pH, circulation, as well as high cellular charge. Fortunately for us, there are many alternative therapies that can restore equilibrium and optimize ALL of these factors!


The mission of Equilibria Wellness and Performance is to restore equilibrium
in the body using evidence-based alternative wellness therapies.

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