Requel graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) with Distinction in 1995. She started her career at Royal North Shore Hospital and then set off to travel abroad and work in the UK for three years.
Returning to Sydney, Requel worked in a number of leading private practices developing a wide range of manual therapy skills including the Mulligan technique, muscle energy and connective tissue massage.
In 2000, Requel joined Physiocise, a leading exercise-based practice who deliver functional movement programmes for chronic back pain. It was here Requel developed a love for educating clients about their bodies, movement and using exercise as a form of treatment. She specialised in teaching children the importance of good posture and how to keep growing bodies fit and strong. She developed an education and exercise program which has been presented to over 12 000 children in NSW schools. Requel has always enjoyed teaching and presenting and for many years has used these skills to educate fitness professionals on injury prevention and how to teach exercise safely.
As a mother of two and being hypermobile herself, Requel has a particular interest in teaching kids fun and practical ways to keep their body straight and core strong. She runs small group exercise classes for children 8-16yrs.
Requel has attended a wide variety of lectures and completed courses in Paediatric Physiotherapy including the following;
Paediatric Physiotherapy Level 1 (APA, 2016)
Physios Think Kids – Professional Development for Paediatric Physiotherapists (Children’s Hospital Westmead, 2016)
Complex Pain in Children and Adolescents (APA, 2017)
Physios Think Kids – Paediatric Orthopaedic Conditions and Management (Children’s Hospital Westmead, 2018)
Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Management (APA, 2018)
The Ehlers Danlos Society, Learning Conference Australia (2018)
Physios Think Kids – and Bone Education Day (Children’s Hospital Westmead, 2018)
Paediatric Orthopaedic Workshop (APA, 2019)
Complex Head and Neck Deformities in Paediatrics (APA, 2019)
Enhancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy (short course Monash University, 2019)
Gaming Tech for assessment and intervention of Kids (APA, 2019)
Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy: Neonates and Infants (short course Monash University, 2020)
Functional Neurological Disorders – Part 1 (APA, 2020)
Childhood Incontinence Webinar series: Flushed. Night wetting. Constipation. (2021)
Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy: Chronic and Complex conditions (short course Monash University, 2021)
Advancing Skills in Paediatric Physiotherapy: Cerebral Palsy (short course Monash University, 2021)