About Us

About Us

Kaizen Health and Wellness is all about YOU

You want to continually pursue your best – and that’s what Kaizen’s foundation is built upon. To achieve your goals, you need a health plan that is free from fluff, fads, or cookie-cutter approaches.

Using proven strategies for health, and years of experience working in orthopedic physical therapy, we’re focused on helping you reach your best so you can feel better, move better, and perform better. 

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What We Do

Provide Personalized Care

Provide high-quality care that’s specifically designed to address each client’s needs.

Relieve Pain

Help clients live a high-performance, pain-free life so they can achieve their goals.

Empower Others

Serve as a valuable resource for coaches, athletes, and trainers around the world.

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The Kaizen Experience

Who Works With Kaizen?

  • CrossFitters
  • Active Adults
  • Runners
  • Cyclists
  • Weight Lifters
  • Athletes
  • Youth Athletes

Who We Are

Bryan M. Ladd


Bryan is the founder and co-owner  of Kaizen Health and Wellness. After completing his doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University, Bryan received a direct commission into the U.S. Navy and served for five years at Naval Hospitals in Bremerton, WA and Okinawa, Japan.

The military provided him with extensive clinical and managerial experiences. During his time in the Navy, Bryan completed a musculoskeletal residency and became a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

 In 2019, following his military service, Bryan moved back to the Des Moines metro and started Kaizen Health and Wellness. Kaizen is the Japanese word for “continuous improvement” or “change for the better.” 

Joshua Hildebrand


Josh is an Iowa native and has a passion for fitness and athletics.

He played football, basketball, and ran track and his personal experience recovering from sports injuries and his competitive drive to strengthen his athleticism led to an interest in Physical Therapy.

Josh holds Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Northern Iowa as well as a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University, and is a Certified Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapist.

He is also a fellow in training with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration, training in orthopedic and manual therapy. This puts him in the top 2% of physical therapists.  AKA He’s a manual therapy ninja!

But wait there’s more! Josh loves a good puzzle and has a knack for complicated and “weird” cases.

If you’ve been to other providers in the past and they couldn’t solve your issue, Josh is your man!

When he is not helping clients achieve their max potential, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, CrossFit, cycling, smoking meats, and watching sporting events.

Deana P. Ladd


Deana is the co-owner  of Kaizen Health and Wellness and actively runs all the behind-the-scenes. She has a background in nursing and healthcare management. She has a heart for helping people and loves meeting new clients and working closely with Bryan each and every day. 

When she is not in the office, Deana is typically chasing her and Bryan’s three boys, who typically can be found playing outside, shooting hoops, going on walks, or rollerblading. In her free time, Deana enjoys working out, reading, and watching movies.

Ready to get rid of pain and get back to movement and exercise?

You want to push yourself and participate in activities that mean the most to you. But pain and injuries can hold you back, and other providers just treat symptoms without really resolving the root problem. 


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You'll be taken to our booking website where you can choose the location you prefer as well as the date and time of your appointment. Don't see something that works for your schedule? Send us an email and we will get back to you ASAP.

Schedule An Initial Evaluation

During your in-person evaluation, you’ll get a clear understanding of what’s causing pain and receive a custom plan to help relieve the pain and resolve the issue.

Achieve Your Goals

Get equipped with the skills and knowledge to prevent future injuries from limiting your performance. Most people work with us for about 6 to 10 visits over a 2 to 3 month period.