Our Company

Management Bios

Allan Valenzuela, PT -President

Allan had the privilege to live most of his early years in Germany and Texas, since his father served in the United States military. After graduating in 1990 from Loma Linda University School of Physical Therapy, Allan and his wife Dawn moved to the Chattanooga area, where Allan started contracting his physical therapy services to the home health industry. In 1999, Allan was offered a prominent position at Emerald Hodgson Hospital as the Director of the Inpatient, Outpatient and Skilled Rehabilitation departments. Allan started his own physical therapy company known as Sports Med Physical Therapy in 2003. In 2009, Sports Med Physical Therapy became Alliance Physical Therapy.

Allan’s track record as a successful and results-oriented practitioner provides the experience necessary to lead Alliance—Chattanooga’s locally owned Physical Therapy company. With ten new locations already opened, the diverse team of employees provides the talent and support to position the organization as a leading health care innovator.

Allan’s goal with Alliance Physical Therapy is to offer experience. Each clinic will form an “Alliance” with an experienced Physical Therapist who will also become a partner. This will ensure that each patient’s experience will be one they will remember and share with family and friends.

Allan also enjoys spending time with his wife and five children. He loves the water and the outdoors.


Don Howe, PT - CEO

Originally from North Dakota, Don attended college at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and graduated in the third class of UTC's physical therapy program in 1994. The next year, he co-founded a successful physical therapy company, which quickly grew and was purchased in 2004 by a regional provider. Don is also a partner in a successful, ten community assisted living company across the southeast and in 2009, developed and became CEO of Alliance Physical Therapy.

A continuous supporter of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1992, Don is passionate about his profession of Physical Therapy and excited about the future of Alliance Physical Therapy.

Don enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He loves helping others and generous with his time and support of our local community.