Victoria - City Athletic

Our Victoria clinic is based in City Athletic, one of Londons premier training facilities. This is their second gym after the success of Bank and continues their aim of prividing state of the art equipment in a boutique envirnonment. 

City Athletic was created in 2012 by Ben Claypole and Shaun Stafford with the goal of providing members the opportunity to train like a modern day athlete in the heart of Central London. 

Victoria is our largest clinic with two rooms, access to Pilates and Yoga studio and stretch area all on one floor. Here we aim to provide the one stop shop to take you on the journey from injury, diagnosis, rehabilitation and back to full ftiness, whatever that may be. We have a team of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Sports Masseurs that will provide the appropriate therapy, depending on your state of injury. This is our biggest and most exciting project to date!

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Laura Wilden

Lead Osteopath

Gaining a Masters in Osteopathy, as well as a diploma in Naturopathy, Laura graduated from the prestigious British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Having a strong sporting background, Laura treats a wide variety of sporting and mechanical injuries and has worked with many endurance athletes competing in varying events from sprint distance triathlons to full Ironman competitions.

Laura has also worked at grassroots level coaching football, and playing football for the likes of Ipswich and Tottenham ladies.

Laura is a structural Osteopath interested in enhancing the body’s capacity for performance. She has worked in multidisciplinary clinics in London, and in more recent years has developed her scope of practice in the field of ergonomics.

Over the years, Laura has developed a good relationship with a number of top Orthopaedic consultants in Central London, which has provided a seamless network of care when needed.

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Julia Diamantourou

Lead Osteopath

Julia has a Masters degree in Osteopathy and a Diploma in Naturopathy. For the past few years she has been working in different multidisciplinary clinics in the UK, Greece and New Zealand, and completed an additional postgraduate training in Ergonomics, Work Space Assessment and Cognitive Psychology.


Julia has a particular clinical interest in using manual therapy to help people experiencing persistent musculoskeletal pain. By recognising how psychological factors (e.g. fear, depression, anxiety) influence the experience and behaviour of individuals suffering chronic pain, She am able to formulate a holistic treatment plan tailored to the individual person. She also have experience in providing osteopathic treatment to expectant mothers and in children.

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James Burrells


James graduated from the University College of Osteopathy with a Masters degree in Osteopathy during which time he also gained qualifications in Sports and Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy and kinesiology taping.  Since then he has undertaken additional training in spinal biomechanics and the rehabilitation of patients suffering low back pain.


He has previously treated patients in a range of specialist clinics which have included working with chronically ill patients at the Royal Free Hospital and providing free Osteopathic care to the homeless in South London. James now splits his time practicing between London and Hertfordshire where he sees a range of patients and athletes with a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues.


With over 25 years’ experience training, competing in and teaching martial arts James particularly enjoys working with combat athletes at all levels. He currently operates as a Sports Injury Specialist for the British and English Karate Federations medical team.


In addition to sports injuries, James is particularly interested in the contribution Osteopathy can make to the identification and management of rheumatic conditions and respiratory dysfunctions. He feels passionately about the role of Osteopathy in preventative medicine and promoting the power of movement for health, happiness and longevity.

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Lupe Parra


Lupe is a skilled physiotherapist who has also completed a Masters in Osteopathic medicine from the University College of Osteopathy.  Lupe gained a range of experience in her native Spain and has been working in the UK since 2017. Working in different clinics within London has lead to treating a wide variety of patients; from athletes with musculoskeletal injuries, patients with neurological conditions – including stroke victims, to pregnancy related issues and children.

Lupe draws on skills from both disciplines of Physiotherapy and Osteopathy in order to provide a holistic approach to her patient care.  Lupe is also qualified in dry needling and kinesiology tape and uses exercise rehabilitation as a part of her treatment approach.

Lupe’s passion for manual therapy stemmed from volunteering in Colombia with Olympic athletes. This sparked the driving factor for a career in this field.

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Millie Lindsey


Millie is a physiotherapist that combines both manual therapy and Pilates based rehabilitation to aid recovery. She studied BSc Physiotherapy at St George’s University of London, achieving a first class honours. She demonstrates a holistic approach to treatment to ensure optimum recovery.


Millie’s interest in physiotherapy started at the age of 15 when years of dedicated training as a National level gymnast resulted in an injury and hip surgery. Subsequently, the post-op rehabilitation programme was the point Millie realised that she wanted to help people rehabilitate and recover.

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Sonal Patel

Sports Therapist

Sonal’s instinctive desire to help others stemmed from seeing friends and family members injured at a young age, and seeing their struggles with treatment and rehabilitation plans. As a qualified Sports Therapist with extensive experience in professional rugby, athletics and clinical settings, she has treated a wide variety of injuries and conditions. Her unwavering belief is that every individual requires a bespoke treatment plan, as every human body possesses unique traits that makes no two recovery paths identical.

Whether suffering from a sport, work or lifestyle injury, the key to recovery is injury diagnosis and body profiling. Sonal uses a wide range of treatment modalities including muscuoskeletal testing, sports massage, dry needling, Instrumented assisted release, and exercise rehabilitation plans to help you live a pain-free again.

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Sam Tingman

Sports Massage Therapist

Sam started soft tissue therapy in 2015 gaining experience working for a clinic which was situated alongside the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital where he experienced referrals from various units of the Hospital. The clinic was run by a charity called the disability foundation which allowed him to work with people with various disabilities and from all walks of life. This allowed him to develop his understanding and experience in a clinic environment.


He also began to work closely with professional dancers from Matthew Bourne, Ballet Black and East London Rugby Club and has found a love for elite sport and now works with premier league football team Crystal Palace FC.

If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, headaches, muscular niggles or if you are wanting to improve your performance in your desired sporting activity this ones for you. Sam believes that everyone will benefit from soft tissue treatments

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For appointments at our Victoria clinic, click below and go to the option for Victoria – City Athletic.

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Victoria - City Athletic

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City Athletic

20 Palace Street



We are walking distance from Victoria, Pimlico and St. James Underground stations. based a five minute walk from Victoria Underground station behind the shopping centre Cardinal Place. We are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm and weekends too.

 Purus Active Health - Osteopathy & Sports Massage
 Purus Active Health - Osteopathy & Sports Massage
 Purus Active Health - Osteopathy & Sports Massage
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