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Children’s Physiotherapy

Little Steps Paediatric Physiotherapy at the Rehab Hub

Ali and Érin of Little Steps Physiotherapy each have over ten years’ experience in paediatric physiotherapy working across a variety of NHS settings. For many years they have also offered private paediatric physiotherapy, supporting children and their families in their own homes across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

They now run a paediatric physiotherapy clinic from the Rehab Hub in Biggleswade for babies, toddlers, teens and in-betweens. Their mission is to help every child feel confident with movement so that step by step they reach their individual physical potential.

Ali and Érin have expert assessment, handling, and treatment skills for a variety of childhood conditions including:

  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Developmental delay
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Musculoskeletal concerns 
  • Orthopaedic problems 
  • Biomechanical and postural pain 
  • Cystic Fibrosis and respiratory conditions 
  • Neuromuscular conditions 
  • Talipes 
  • Torticollis 
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation 
  • Oncology 

Érin Oakman

Érin qualified in 2006 with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She is a member of the Health and Care professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Érin started her career in a rotational NHS post gaining a wide base of knowledge across the core areas of physiotherapy.  She always knew she wanted to work with children and specialised in paediatrics over 10 years ago.

Alongside Little Steps Physiotherapy she continues with her NHS role as a specialised community paediatric physiotherapist. Érin has completed post graduate training as a baby massage instructor and can communicate with basic Makaton sign language. 

Érin is a Mother herself and fully understands the pressures and importance of family life, this drives her therapy to be holistic, professional and playful.  Érin values the importance of early intervention and seeks to achieve every child’s full potential while building a positive supportive relationship with her patients. 

Alison Shipp

Alison completed her degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire in 2007 and quickly specialised in paediatric physiotherapy. She is a member of the Health And Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists. 

Alison has undertaken specialist post graduate training to become a Bobath trained Therapist. She has also completed additional training in Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Child Development and Gym ball therapy. 

Alison works privately and in the NHS working with babies and children with a variety of complex conditions. She is innovative in her approach to treatments and aims to deliver fun sessions whilst working towards functional patient centred goals.


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