New Employee: Stefan Deniel

What is your full name? 

Stefan Deniel

Which clinic will you be based in? 

Adelaide Street, Norwich

What position have you just joined? 


How did you hear about Pure? 

Through LinkedIn / colleague.

What attracted you to Pure? 

Rapid expansion, opportunities to learn and progress, knowledgeable team of professionals as a support network.

What are your first impressions of the team? 

The team at Pure have been fantastic since I have joined. They are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and supportive. They have facilitated my integration into the team by allowing me to shadow their work and gradually take on larger portions of the clinical caseload. They have also worked to form a support network of senior clinicians who are happy and able to provide guidance when necessary.

What was your previous role?

My previous role was as a physiotherapist with a different company.

What do you think of continuing professional development (CPD)?

CPD constitutes a vital pillar of physiotherapy that ensures clinicians maintain up to date skills and knowledge. This can involve formal/ informal training, reading and reflections amongst other things. CPD is actively encouraged and facilitated at Pure which allows staff to continually improve, allowing us to provide optimal care for our patients.

What is the best thing about being a physiotherapist?

The best thing about being a physiotherapist is meeting a wide variety of people and supporting them to optimise their quality of life.

Are there any areas that particularly interest you?

At the moment I am undertaking training to work as a first contact practitioner which is incredibly interesting. Also, coming from a background in sports and exercise science I am particularly interested in sports injuries and rehabilitation.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

Snowboarding is one of my main passions, however, it can be quite difficult to do this regularly in Norfolk! Apart from that, I enjoy training in the gym and playing recreational sports.

What is your favourite food?

Steak Bulgogi from Wagamamas.

What is your top tip for staying healthy?

Find an active hobby which conveys as large a positive effect on your mental health as it does on your physical health. Enjoyment is critical in ensuring regular participation. This doesn’t necessarily have to be sport or gym based. For example, coastal walks, gardening and cycling are common activities that positively effect psychological and physical wellbeing.