Name: Jordyn Linkins
Job title: Podiatrist
Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?
A: One year.
Q: What do you do in your day to day role?
A: Assess and treat patients within the community for any foot related concerns, from children through to older adults.
Q: Which NDIS participants do you work with?
A: Participants who require podiatry services such as assistance with general foot care. I’ll also be working with NDIS participants who require supports such as foot orthotics and footwear.
Q: How do you help NDIS participants achieve their goals?
A: I work closely with the participant to determine their goals and align our service and supports with these.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working in such a great team.
Q: What is one highlight from working at Peninsula Health?
A: Working with a young girl to help improve her walking pattern was a big highlight. Her disability made it difficult for her to walk, so we worked with her to find a supportive pair of shoes, made custom orthotics for her specific foot shape and some additional devices to make her more stable whilst walking. Her overall mobility has improved which means she is able to continue her daily activities.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I play netball and do Pilates. I also like to go snowboarding in winter.