While it is still within the Dandenong Ranges, surrounded by hills and lush forests, Ferntree Gully lies where the hills begin to meet a more urban landscape heading toward Melbourne. Ferntree Gully, The Basin, Boronia and Upper Ferntree Gully are the only Dandenong Ranges towns or suburbs in the City of Knox (although some parts of Upper Ferntree Gully are within the Shire of Yarra Ranges).
The suburb acts as an entrance to the hills, sitting nearby a number of walking tracks and sight-seeing destinations, the most prominent being the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, otherwise known as the 1000 Steps. A large part of the Dandenong Ranges National Park sits within Ferntree Gully which forms a picturesque backdrop, especially the Ferntree Gully village part of the suburb
Hills Physiotherapy has been in operation for over thirty years now and owes its success to a professional, one on one service. It caters to the specific needs of the local populace in an increasing number of locations across Victoria. Ferntree Gully is one such location that we provide physiotherapy services for.
Hills Physiotherapy’s closest clinics to Ferntree Gully are Hills Physiotherapy Knox and Hills Physiotherapy Rowville.
Active Ferntree Gully
As with all suburbs in the Dandenong Ranges, there is a very active sporting community in Ferntree gully. However the biggest draw for exercise in the suburb would have to be the 1000 Steps. Every week the steps draw in thousands of locals and tourists of all ages go to take on the climb for either fitness or as a part of athletic training.
As the terrain is built to be a harsh training ground for people aspiring to tackle the real Kokoda Trail, it can be very jarring on the knees and legs, especially on the journey back down, which is very unforgiving.
Physiotherapy near Ferntree Gully
With all of the potential injuries that the steps can produce, there is no wonder that people in the area need a physiotherapist who can help mend their wounds and aches. Luckily, these can be facilitated with physio consultancy and treatment by Hills Physiotherapy Knox.
Hills Physiotherapy Commitment
Services are one-on-one, working with the patient to deliver effective care, ongoing support and ultimately, a long term, pain-free future. Hills Physiotherapy provides continuous high quality and expert physiotherapy support from highly qualified, professional and experienced therapists.
Our Physiotherapy Services for Ferntree Gully include:
- Clinical Pilates – exercise classes for all levels of fitness
- Myothyerapy – pain relief using a variety of techniques
- Orthotics – support devices such as foot and knee braces
- Physiotherapy – diagnosis, pain control and rehabilitation
- Remedial Massage – stress relief, pain reduction and maintenance