Biography - Sports Medicine Doctor Malta - Dr Danica Bonello Spiteri

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Danica Bonello Spiteri has been an active sportsperson from a very young age competing in athletics, cycling, martial arts, dance sport and cycling. In the last decade she has established herself in the sport of triathlon were she holds various national titles and international awards. She has also been decorated as Sportswoman of the year, winner of the SportMalta Award, Sportsmanship Award as well as numerous Maltese Olympic Committee Sports Awards.

She graduated from the University of Malta in 2004 whereafter she was awarded her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2009. Her interest in medicine and sports increased when she discovered the speciality of Sports & Exercise Medicine. She read for a Masters (Bath University) in this subject area, completing it in 2011. Within the same year, she settled in Leeds for 4 years to become a fully fledged Sports & Exercise Medicine Specialist, whilst at the same time, reading for a second Masters in Sports Biomechanics (Leeds Beckett University, 2015).

In 2018 she furthered her specialisation through the Running School® (UK) to become a fully certified running technique specialist. This specialised method uses individualised running video analysis of the athlete and then works towards improving the running movements, helping resolve both short and long term injuries.

She is also a lecturer at the University of Malta. Danica has been involved as a sports doctor in major sporting events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, The Tour de France Grand Depart in Leeds 2014 and the Small Nations Games in Cyprus 2009. She is also Sports Medicine Consultant to England Football and is the Dynamic Doctor of Liquorish reality show. She is a contributor to Vida Magazine and Niskata TV program.

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The combination of being an elite athlete herself, her sports medicine background and the knowledge of biomechanics of movements has resulted in an ideal combination of tools for Danica to be in a position to help both the elite athlete, the recreational athlete as well as the sedentary person who struggles with daily musculoskeletal problems.

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