Russell C. Cantrell, M.D.

Russell C. Cantrell, M.D.
Russell C. Cantrell, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

Improved quality of life is a worthy goal for anyone with a serious disability, and that’s what attracted me to physical medicine and rehabilitation. I find great satisfaction in providing the compassionate individualized attention, evaluation and treatment that each of my patients needs to make daily progress towards mobility, function and health.

In that aim, I provide each patient with a thorough diagnostic analysis and a customized treatment plan that is practical, appropriate and achievable. Motivated patients who take an active part in their treatment plans provide the inspiration that makes my work so rewarding!

Board Certified

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia MO, Chief Resident


  • Methodist Hospital, Memphis TN


  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN


  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Diagnostic Medicine
  • Missouri Central Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Former Treasurer and President
  • St. Louis Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physiatric Association of Spine
  • Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
  • North American Spine Society
  • Clinical Advisory Board
  • American Running and Fitness Association


  • Missouri

Dr. Cantrell specializes in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurologic pain and injury. He also performs electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCV) to evaluate disorders of the muscles and nerves (such as carpal tunnel syndrome and radiculopathies), tests that facilitate accurate diagnosis and suitable treatment plans.

Besides his daily involvement in a busy medical practice, Dr. Cantrell teaches Clinical Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. His leisure interests include exercising, running, gardening and music.