Christchurch Hall Surgery

20 Edison Road, Crouch End, London N8 8AE

Wellbeing and Cardiovascular Fitness

Maintaining a healthy body and preventing avoidable mobility problems is essential for contributing to the quality of both our professional and personal lives. A healthier body promotes emotional wellbeing and contributes greatly to the enjoyment of life.

The main factors which promote physical health and which we can control in our daily lives are: Physical Activity and sensible Nutrition.

Excess body fat and absence of regular exercise increase the risk and/or progression of Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Hypertension. These are chronic diseases with complications affecting not only the heart, but other important organs such as the kidneys , the liver and the eyes.

Excess body fat can also limit muscle and joint movements and increase the risk of Osteoarthritis, which causes daily pain and poor mobility, with significant reduction of quality of life.

A primary and essential intervention for managing and maintaining weight loss is physical activity, increasing stamina. It leads to cardiovascular fitness and can also prevent the creeping weight gain that often accompanies advancing age.

The number of overweight and obese individuals has climbed to a current 66% of the adult population in the USA and it keeps increasing in the western world. So have the chronic diseases as mentioned above.

At Christchurch Hall Surgery we firmly believe in achieving cardiovascular fitness via the most natural and simple method which is a regular, supervised exercise programme in association with a healthy, low fat and low sugar diet. There are no other proven ways round it!

Exercise can be fun and suited to your own individual needs. A programme can be designed to suit your own goals and physical health.

We have a long established collaboration with Personal Fitness Instructors who are highly qualified, motivated and understand personal needs. They provide a service which helps individuals optimise their potential through an integrated, multifaceted and personal approach to health and fitness. They can devise personal individual exercise programmes ranging from aerobic, Resistance training and improving strength.

The choice to be fit and enhance your quality of life is yours!

For more information, contact Eleanor Dick at


A highly qualified physiotherapist is available at the surgery for private appointments. She specialises in Pilates based Back Rehabilitation and can offer appropriate treatment and exercises. She is fully recognised by all medical insurances and highly recommended Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Rheumatologists. You can book an appointment at reception. Click here for more information


We believe that many illnesses can be helped and, in some cases, fully treated with a different approach to western medicine. For thousands of years it has been an effective system of health care in China. It restores motivating energy. Acupuncture and Tui Na can be used in the treatment of many conditions and can successfully complement any conventional treatment. Our resident highly experienced Acupuncturist has been treating our patients for the last 8 years.

Leaflets and information are available from reception. Click here for more information


EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing)
For treatment of disturbing or traumatic events and phobias

Reflexology (Face & Foot)
For deep relaxation and pregnancy management

Constructive use of hypnosis for therapeutic use. Treats a variety of symptoms.

These treatments are available with Sherine Lovegrove who is a UKCP registered NLP Psychotherapist with a diploma in Hypnosis. She has extensive nursing background in Intensive Care and Midwifery. Specialises in Stress Management, Lifestyle Change, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pregnancy & Birth Management, Insomnia, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Fears and Phobias.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults: This is a short term focused treatment with a practical approach which produces excellent results in resolving anxieties and phobias. Click here for more information

Child & adolescent Psychotherapy Service: This is provided by a fully qualified child psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and trained at the Tavistock Institute in London. Children and young people often experience emotional difficulties which can affect their confidence, relationships, education and development causing great concern to their parents and carers. Support is offered both to children and parents. Click here for more information


A fully qualified Chiropodist is available by appointment at the surgery. Please ask at reception for details.