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Dan Rasmussen, DO

Dan Rasmussen, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Physiatry
4.8 / 5 (Based on 83 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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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


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.
May 08, 2020
Dr. Rassmussen and his nurse are so good to me. Thank you
May 05, 2020
I like foing to Dr Rasmussen at the Hemmleys center everyone is so kind
April 30, 2020
She is an exceptional nurse. She knows me when i call and is knowledgeable about my conditions. I'm very impressed with her. Be sure to thank her and Dr Rasmussen for me.
April 28, 2020
Dr Rasmussen is a true professional. Super smart and explained things in an easy way to understand.
April 22, 2020
April 02, 2020
I felt very comfortable and confident with Dr Dan Rasmussen
March 28, 2020
wonderful doctor, nurse, and receptionists...thank you
March 26, 2020
His nurse was outstanding.
March 26, 2020
Thank you
March 22, 2020
It made my visit very plesant.
March 17, 2020
Very positive and appreciated the expertise of Dr. Rasmussen
March 14, 2020
March 12, 2020
January 30, 2020
The team made a difficult day for me much more manageable.
January 30, 2020
The nurse and Dr Dan provided excellent care!
December 20, 2019
It was excellent. Dr. Rasmussen and team are the best. They take super good care of me.
November 27, 2019
Dr.Rasmussen and his staff are wonderful,make you feel very welcomed.The best staff every and the receptionists also!!!!!!!!

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