Clarice Cilia is a state-registered Podiatrist currently working at a rehabilitation hospital in Malta. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Podiatry from the University of Malta last November. She has a special interest in Public Health and she is currently reading for a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Malta.
Her input in the Weight Matters programme is crucial. Multiple studies have linked a higher BMI with foot and ankle problems such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis and posterior tibial tendonitis. Not to mention the fact, that obesity increase the risk of type II diabetes which leads to peripheral neuropathy and arterial disease.