Dr. Dan Rasmussen - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician in Pierre, SD
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Dan Rasmussen, DO

Dan Rasmussen, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Physiatry
4.8 / 5 (Based on 105 Ratings) Learn More

"I really enjoy performing interventional procedures. People often tell me that they can’t believe how quick and relatively painless the procedure was, and they wish they would have done it sooner. Oftentimes I am able to help patients find significant relief without resorting to surgery or chronic medications."

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About Me

Specialty Care for Pain Management

Dr. Rasmussen specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a focus on pain management through exercise, physical therapy and interventional procedures. He provides expertise for patients with lower back, neck, muscle and joint pain. He helps patients understand the options and works with patients to develop the best treatment plan. He recommends the appropriate use of exercise, medications and injections to help manage pain.

Specialty Training and Experience

Dr. Rasmussen is fellowship trained in interventional pain management and performs multiple pain-relieving and diagnostic procedures. Interventional procedures include:

  • Epidural injections, nerve root blocks, and joint injections using X-ray guidance in the spine
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy for patients with certain types of joint pain in the neck, lower back and sacroiliac joint
  • Trigger point injections for muscle pain and peripheral joint injections for things like shoulder, knee and hip pain
  • Botox injections for patients with certain types of migraine headaches

Personal Interests and Background

An avid fitness enthusiast, Dr. Rasmussen relates to patients through his own personal experiences and injuries. On most days, the first thing he does after work is exercise, working on his own strength and fitness while testing rehabilitation protocols, specific mobility work or stretching exercises. He in turn uses this experience to benefit his patients.

His interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation came from his own path to recovery. While weightlifting in college, he suffered a lower back injury. He was told there was no surgery recommended and to take anti-inflammatory medication. A year later, still in pain, he met and was evaluated by a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at his medical school. After a thorough examination and exercise recommendations from this physician, Dr. Rasmussen subsequently recovered without medications or surgery. This experience led Dr. Rasmussen to pursue a career in physical medicine and pain management.

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Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical School


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine


March 10, 2021
Dr. Rasmussen and nurse were wonderful and explained each step of the process to me!
February 17, 2021
I was treated with respect and kindness by all.
February 12, 2021
Rasmussen and assistant are awesome. Thank you
February 09, 2021
Great team
February 05, 2021
Very pleased with the care I was given.
January 27, 2021
You sit Longer in the waiting room then you do the Dr.s office.
January 23, 2021
I had a wonderful experience as usual.
January 19, 2021
Excellent Service
January 07, 2021
December 23, 2020
It was good. The only thing was that there is nothing more that can be done. So I'm not sure what the next step is. Being referred to surgeon isn't an option. Said they couldn't do anything for me unless i have a bulging disc.
December 18, 2020
Dan Rasmussen is very good at what he does
December 16, 2020
The dr Rasmussen is a very good dr. Really like his nurse. He sits and explains things b/4 he does injections! I told him of another problem I was having of a bursa hurting. He knows we r from Huron so rather than come back, he fixed the problem same day!! Always have great results form him! So glad I found him! U r lucky to have him!
December 14, 2020
The Dr. was actually pretty opinionated, he started the visit with "if you are not going to have surgery there is no sense in do the test" I tried to share with him that I was doing OT and it was working but he really didn't want to hear that.
December 11, 2020
Dr. Rasmussen and his nurse are exceptionally helpful if it's possible I'd give the a higher rating than 10. These are wonderful people and the Hensley Center is the best.
November 28, 2020
The nurse and Doctor Rasmussen are great together even tho there is nothing that looks to be cause of so much pain they listen and try to help
November 14, 2020
Dr. Rasmussen and his nurse are among the best Dr/nurse duo I have ever encountered
November 10, 2020
Extremely satisfied with visit
November 06, 2020
Very nice Nurse!
October 22, 2020
Dr. Rasmussen was just super and really helped me to understand what options for treatment are available for me.
September 19, 2020
With the Dr.s new office, treatment is a lot faster.
September 17, 2020
Thanks for getting my schedule Moved up. And very professional, helpful.
September 02, 2020
The nurse always goes above and beyond for me.
August 29, 2020
Satisfied with excellent care.
August 28, 2020
They take good care of u
August 22, 2020
Dr Rasmussen is a very good Dr
August 21, 2020
I can not thank all of your staff, the nurse & Dr Rasmussen enough. They were kind & professional through every step!
July 31, 2020
Dr. Rasmussen provided excellent options and opportunities to both my wife and myself pertaining to our issues. He is highly recommended by. Both of us. His assistant was equally efficient. Thanks to both.
July 13, 2020
I had a wonderful visit.
July 01, 2020
I felt Dr. Rasmussen's nurse was especially good. She explained things well and was comforting.
June 09, 2020
I would like to say that anytime I have ever seen Dr. Rasmussen it has always been a good experience. His nurse is so sweet and I just love visiting with her. Dr. Rasmussen is very professional and caring.

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