Kaizen Health and Wellness

Dr. Bryan Ladd

Dr. Bryan Ladd

Owner / Physical Therapist

I grew up in small town Nebraska (Aurora) and attended Hastings College in Hastings, NE where I majored in Exercise Science with a minor in personal training. From there I attended Des Moines University for my Doctor of Physical Therapy. After graduating I received a commission in the United States Navy where I worked as a physical therapist, spending two years as the Assistant Department Head at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Bremerton, WA and three years as Department Head at US Naval Hospital Okinawa in Okinawa, Japan. After five years I then started Kaizen Health and Wellness and moved with my family back to Iowa.

Prior to starting Kaizen I worked for the Navy for five years spending two years at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Bremerton, Washington, and then three years at US Naval Hospital Okinawa in Okinawa, Japan. In the Navy, I completed the Military Musculoskeletal Residency, and then obtained my board certification to become a orthopedic clinical specialist in addition, I am also certified and dry, needling and body tempering

Core Values:

The biggest things that drive me in life are just being a good person in doing what’s right

What’s Dr. Bryan Watching, Reading, or Listening To?
  • Hug Your Customers by Jack Mitchell (Book)
  • Real AF by Andy Frisella (Podcast)
  • The Game by Alex Hormozi (Podcast)
  • Build with Leila Hormozi (Podcast)
  • The Bedros Keuilian Show by Bedros Keuilian (Podcast)

I am the owner of the company, but also one of the physical therapists. In addition, I am board-certified in orthopedics.

The biggest thing that patients have to deal with that I want to fix is the broken healthcare system. The physical therapy experience is traditionally not very good and I wanna be able to provide an excellent physical therapy process for my patients. One that they will rave about and tell their friends and want to come back every time they need our help.

My favorite body part to treat are shoulders. But I also like complex issues that require some higher level thought to solve.

I love this place! I am biased but I believe we have one of (if not the) best team of physical therapists, not just in Des Moines, but in the state of Iowa. They make it fun and exciting to come to work every day!

Patient Testimonials

“Bryan and his team at Kaizen wellness have helped most of my family members at this point! From shoulder issues, to back issues ranging from mild to severe, to hand and wrist rehab after a dog bite we have had excellent care all around and are so appreciative to have access to such top-notch physical therapy in central Iowa. Highly recommend!”

“Bryan and his team are fantastic! They are always looking ahead to make your experience the best it can be! Bryan used several different techniques on me to alleviate my pain! Highly recommend Kaizen Health and Wellness!”

“Bryan is super to work with. He works very hard to understand what areas you need to work on, and he is incredibly knowledgeable and conscientious. I highly recommend Bryan and his team