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 98 Ratings) Read Reviews | 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.

Have an Orthopedic Question?

Gonzalo Sanchez Jr. MD, and Dan Rasmussen, DO talk about when to seek orthopedic care, the types of treatment options available and when to consider surgery. Dan Rasmussen, DO discusses Coolief radio frequency – a minimally invasive procedure used to relieve joint pain in the lower back, neck and knee.



Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical School


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


University of Wisconsin, Madison, Pain and Musculoskeletal Medicine


October 01, 2021
Completely satisfied.
September 28, 2021
The doctors hands were too cold two take a treat a person they were freezing every time he touched me I would flinch
September 15, 2021
I loved getting the call of when and where my appointment was. Especially exactly where to go when I got there.
August 21, 2021
Dan Rasmussen and staff were very competent.
August 19, 2021
Always treated with friendly respect.
August 14, 2021
Thank you for getting me in as a patient so soon and listening to me. For me the cortisone shot was necessary and your facilitated it.
June 15, 2021
Dr Rasmussen and his staff were great!
June 09, 2021
It was a very good one the doctor explaned things really well.
May 28, 2021
Dr. Dan Rasmussen is the most kind and patient doctor I have known. He seems to truly care about how I feel
May 20, 2021
that the dr n nurse are very polite n the shots help be back for my 3 month one again im glad i finally found care for my back
May 14, 2021
I was pleased how Doctor R new just what treatment was needed
May 13, 2021
Well satisfied
May 08, 2021
Dr. Rasmussen was great at explaining everything to me. The nurse was wonderful too. The receptionist didn't seem quite as understanding of the reason I was there.
May 07, 2021
He really knows what he is doing, and does it as painless as possible.
May 06, 2021
Only aspect I would improve on is I was left not knowing what the next course of the plan was from the doctor, the nurse had to explain what I do next.
April 30, 2021
You didn't have to wait long to receive treatment.
April 24, 2021
Nothing....thank you.
April 21, 2021
My appts. went well. They always remember me.
April 09, 2021
I felt very confident in my Dr
April 03, 2021
Nurse and Dr Rasmussen were awesome
March 30, 2021
Great doctor and amazing nurse and super support staff
March 23, 2021
dr explained what he thought was going on and used my opinion on how to move forward . the best team i could ask for !!!
March 17, 2021
Nurses and care people were very nice and friendly.
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.

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