About Us

You Are Our Priority

At Alliance Physical Therapy, our top priority is to assist you in achieving your optimum physical health. Therefore, we utilize only the most progressive therapeutic techniques to get you back to enjoying life! Alliance Physical Therapy is passionate about helping you meet and exceed your treatment goals.

Meet Our Team

Steve Cunningham, PT, MPT
Practice Owner
Steve Cunningham, PT, MPT, has more than 22 years of experience, obtaining his physical therapy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, in 1996. Steve has gained substantial experience over the years while working and managing in many medical settings. In 2007, Steve formed his own private practice, Alliance Physical Therapy, PC., serving two locations in Greeley and Fort Collins, in order to deliver exceptional care to patients, and achieving extraordinary outcomes with top-notch customer service. Steve is highly skilled in nearly all aspects of outpatient physical therapy, effectively treating patients with a multitude of diagnoses. Areas of particular passion for Steve include treating complex shoulder injuries and post-surgical shoulder issues, as well as surgical and non-surgical patients with cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine conditions. Further, Steve effectively treats and manages patients with headaches, and worker’s compensation patients from injury to return to work in the most efficient manner. Ongoing and routine continuing education training helps to keep Steve current with the latest treatment techniques. He is certified in Dry Needling and Active Release Techniques.
Brenda Diamond, PTA
Operations Liaison
Brenda Diamond, PTA, is a Greeley native who has been practicing in the outpatient setting for over 20 years, 10 of those years as a key team member at Alliance Physical Therapy. Brenda received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Denver Technical College in 1997, and is licensed in the State of Colorado. Current responsibilities include working with patients of all ages while creating an individualized program for each client to return to optimal health and an active lifestyle. Brenda excels in treating a wide variety of medical conditions and treats patients in both the Fort Collins and Greeley locations. Specializing in post-surgical upper extremity and shoulder cases, her outcomes are exceptional. Brenda also enjoys treating patients with lower extremity conditions, complex workers’ compensation and motor vehicle cases, as well as patients who suffer from headaches. As Operations Liaison, Brenda helps Alliance ensure each clinic setting and team member is equipped to serve optimally. Her duties also include community outreach projects such as free screenings for the public along with volunteering with the Area Agency on Aging for Weld County. Brenda is the proud mother of 4 sons and enjoys spending quality time with them.
Jim Kennedy, PT, DPT
Greeley Lead Physical Therapist
Jim Kennedy, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist from the coastal town of York, Maine. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine where he was captain of the baseball team and volunteered for numerous outreach programs. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Manchester, New Hampshire. It was there he met his girlfriend, Emily, who was born and raised in Colorado and he moved here shortly after graduating in the spring of 2017. Jim is the Lead Physical Therapist in the Greeley clinic. He enjoys treating all conditions, but especially focuses on both non-surgical and post-operative cases of the lower extremity as well as shoulder. Further, Jim specializes in workers’ compensation injuries, and performs Functional Capacity Evaluations. He is passionate about returning his patients to their prior activities so they can live life the way the want! He has a particular passion for returning athletes to the sport of their choice as well.
Layne Martin, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Fort Collins Lead Physical Therapist
Layne Martin, PT, DPT, CEEAA, earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kansas and her doctorate from Missouri State University. Layne excels in treating all impairments, as Lead Physical Therapist in our Fort Collins office. Layne specializes in surgical and non-surgical conditions of the shoulder, however, she is also highly experienced and passionate about disorders of the spine, headaches, vertigo and balance impairments. Layne is certified in Dry Needling. Outside of work, Layne competes in triathlons and enjoys snowshoeing, snowboarding, backpacking, traveling and soaking up all Colorado has to offer.
Lacy Tonniges, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Lacy Tonniges, PT, DPT, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Health Promotions while playing soccer for the “Cowgirls”. Lacy then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2004. Lacy’s extensive continuing education includes neuromuscular manual therapy, breast cancer rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, and adhesive capsulitis. Lacy enjoys working in the Greeley clinic with individuals of all ages and conditions, empowering the patient in their care, and helping patients reach their optimal health. In her spare time Lacy enjoys being in the mountains with her husband and three kids, helping coach/cheer on their sports teams, volunteering in their school, and volunteering in the community.
Kelsey Kovac, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Kelsey Kovac, PT, DPT, has always had a passion for the human body along with being able to help people. Kelsey, originally from the Midwest, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science in 2013. She then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois in 2016. Kelsey’s experience includes two years in an inpatient rehabilitation setting with knowledge and skills with individuals post-stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and post-operative orthopedic injuries. Regarding outpatient rehabilitation, Kelsey treats in our Greeley location and specializes in individuals with impairments in balance, spinal dysfunction, general post-surgical conditions, and vertigo. Kelsey has a strong desire to learn and is planning on pursuing further education regarding women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. Outside of the clinic, Kelsey enjoys weight training, being outdoors and spending time watching her husband participate in demolition derbies.
Alex Humphries, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Alex Humphries, PT, DPT earned her bachelor’s degree in health and kinesiology from Purdue University and her doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Alex primarily practices at our Fort Collins location and is highly skilled and effective in treating all shoulder conditions, both surgical and non-surgical. Additionally, Alex specializes in lower extremity impairments, but enjoys correcting movement in order to reduce pain or enhance function in any part of the body. Alex is certified in Dry Needling. Her hobbies include hiking, skiing, traveling, running with her dog Hudson, and enjoying everything Colorado has to offer outside.
Micah Maly, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Micah Maly, PT, DPT is a Northern Colorado native and a licensed physical therapist who has spent most of his career in the outpatient setting helping patients return to doing what they love. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, prior to moving to Omaha, NE where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. He has practiced all over the US, but has returned home with his wife, Tallia, where they live and enjoy hiking, lifting weights and any and all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. Micah is experienced in a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions of both the upper and lower extremities but has notable experience in athletes and other patients with knee and shoulder pain, as well patients experiencing headaches, neck pain and/or jaw pain. He also has unique experience with patients recovering from cancer, and patients living with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and MS. His passion in practice is to empower his patients to move more, move better and to move the way they want to!
Tyler Hughes, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Tyler Hughes, PT, DPT, is a licensed Physical Therapist originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of New Orleans. It was at UNO where Tyler became interested in physical therapy, as he experienced multiple musculoskeletal injuries as a member of the baseball team. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017. Tyler has accrued all his career experience in the orthopedic, outpatient setting. Tyler enjoys working with individuals with orthopedic and neurological conditions requiring skilled manual therapy. He moved to the front range in January of 2019 to explore all that Colorado has to offer. He enjoys riding mountain bikes, trail running, various forms of exercise, fishing, and cooking.
Leslie Jamison, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Leslie Jamison, PT, DPT, attained her bachelor’s degree in exercises physiology from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia where she played varsity tennis. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Leslie enjoys seeing a variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions. She is specialized in treating patients with Parkinson’s Disease and is certified in LSVT BIG which is a treatment for this population. She also enjoys treating those with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological disorders along with orthopedic conditions such as surgical and non-surgical cases of the shoulders, knees, hips and feet. In her off time, Leslie enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and camping with her husband and dog.
Melinda Kelly, LMT
Massage Therapist
Melinda Kelly, LMT, is a Colorado native and has 13 years of experience as a Massage Therapist. She has trained in many areas of massage therapy and has a vast depth of knowledge in massage techniques, but her greatest passion lies in using various manual techniques to work with clients who suffer from chronic and acute headaches, TMJ, and low back pain, in our Greeley location. Additionally, she in highly experienced in treating motor vehicle and workers’ compensation cases. She loves to assist clients in helping them reach their goals of optimal wellness. Outside of massage, she focuses on spending time with her beautiful children.
Paul Bandong, LMT
Massage Therapist
Paul Bandong, LMT, has 15 years experience as a massage therapist. He specializes in helping clients with rehabilitation after injury or surgery. Trained in Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Thai Massage he helps clients recover with a holistic approach in mind. Paul's goal is to increase a client's mobility with less pain in order for them to return back to a better state of wellness. He has engaged in a wide variety of physical activities ranging from competitive athletics, surfing, snowboarding, running, and obstacle course racing. When not working he enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two young children.
Brandi Thompson
Front Office Coordinator
Brandi Thompson is one of the most friendly faces you’ll meet at Alliance Physical Therapy, as she brings customer service to the highest level by consistently going above and beyond for her team and for every patient. As a Front Office Coordinator, in the Greeley location, she will work with your medical provider’s office, your insurance company, and your Physical Therapist to ensure your visit is an easy process from start to finish and will work with your schedule to accommodate your needs. Brandi has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Rehabilitation Technician, and Dental Assistant. When not at work Brandi enjoys live music, spending time with her family and shopping.
Raquel Tovar
Front Office Coordinator
Raquel Tovar is a Windsor, Colorado, native. Raquel is a Front Office Coordinator at our Greeley location, and enthusiastically brings the highest level of organization, efficiency, and customer service to the Administrative Team. Outside of work, Raquel enjoys spending quality time with her various family members, and she always enjoys playing with her Boxer and German Shepherd dogs. She is involved in playing various sports such as basketball, softball, and volleyball. Further, she also enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, shopping, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and riding rollercoasters.
Liz Johnson
Front Office Coordinator
Liz Johnson is Fort Collins Front Office Coordinator, and is a native of Windsor, Colorado. Her goal here at Alliance is to make every patient feel valued and to help accommodate their needs in any way she can. Her love for front office work and excellent customer service derive from when she was working as a student administrator at Benedictine College, in Atchison Kansas for two years. When she is not at work, Liz enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two pugs. Being from Colorado, she also enjoys hiking, fishing and loves a good Colorado sunset!