The physicians at Sarasota Orthopedic Associates have a wide array of experience in all aspects of adult and pediatric orthopedic care. Feel free to click on the physician of your choice and find out what each has to offer. We are confident that you will find more than one of our specialists who can offer the expertise and experience that you need.
Dr. Paul Lento
Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Subspecialty Certified in Sports Medicine, Dr. Lento specializes in the non-surgical treatment of various musculoskeletal problems by identifying the cause of musculoskeletal pain or loss of function and determines whether the problem is mechanical, inflammatory, or degenerative. Together with a variety of non-surgical strategies, Dr. Lento addresses these problems which ables patients to get back to enjoying life.
Dr. Lento received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and began serving as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy at Pensacola Naval Hospital where he was selected Intern of the Year. He returned to Philadelphia to complete his residency where he obtained the highest written board score in the country in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). The following year, he completed a fellowship in sports and non-operative spine rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the #1 rated rehabilitation hospital in the country. After a 10 year stay of training medical students, residents, and fellows, he returned to Philadelphia as an Associate Professor at Temple University Medical School working alongside Orthopedic Surgeons in the Sports Medicine Department.
Dr. Lento sits as an advisor for the North American Spine Society providing the appropriate use of exercise to treat spinal conditions. He is also a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the use of Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging test of the musculoskeletal system to diagnose tendon, muscle, and ligament tears, inflammation or fluid within joints, early changes of rheumatoid arthritis, cartilage, nerve entrapments, and soft tissues without the use of ionizing radiation or MRI. He uses ultrasound in two distinct methods; noninvasive diagnostics and for the guidance of injections directly into problematic areas.
Accomplished & Recognized Sports Physician:
- Lakewood Ranch High School
- Philadelphia University
- Chicago Steel Junior A Hockey
- Loyola University Chicago
- 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics
- 2002 Salt Lake Winter Paralympics
- Naval Medical Officer
- Chicago Marathon
- Chicago Triathlon
- Houston Marathon
- Marine Corps Marathon
Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is proud to announce that Dr. Lento is the Team Physician for Booker High School for the 2013 Football Season.