Movement Disorder Rehabilitation Team
Kim Bond, OTR/L, CLT, ATP
Occupational Therapist. Kim graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings, with a focus on Neurological Disorders including spinal cord, stroke and ALS. In 2010, Kim joined the UCSD rehabilitation team and attained the LSVT-BIG Certification in treating individuals with Parkinson’s disease and is a part of the Movement Disorders Program. Additionally, she is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in treating individuals with Lymphedema and has over 10 years of experience in performing wheelchair seating evaluations as a Certified Assistive Technology Professional. Kim enjoys the diversity of her patient population as well as exploring the beautiful San Diego coastline on her bike.
Stephen Goldman MA, CCC
Manager of Speech Pathology Services. Mr. Goldman has over 30 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with speech, voice, language/cognitive, and swallowing disorders due to various neurologic diseases. As a mentor and speech pathology clinician, his goal is to help improve the quality of life for all individuals and their families who are challenged by neurological impairment.
Allison Helm, MOT, OT/L
Assistant Director, Rehabilitation Services. Ms. Helm has worked for UC San Diego Health System since 1996. She started as a home health therapist, and in 2002 transitioned to the acute setting as the Lead Burn Therapist for the Burn Center. She was the Occupational Therapy Supervisor in Hillcrest for 4 years before being promoted to Assistant Director in 2008 to manage the UCSD La Jolla therapies.
Carter McElroy, MPT
A physical therapist for 12 years, Mr. McElroy has specialized in treating patients with various neurological disorders for the past 8 years. He has given many community outreach presentations through UCSD and the University of Virginia on the role of physical therapy in treating both Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
Susan Neese, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist II. Ms. Neese has worked at UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in the Rehabilitation Department since 2006. She has experience working with movement disorders and provides voice, speech, and swallowing therapy to this population. Ms. Neese has been certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) since 2008 and enjoys assisting others in improving communication and swallowing
Eric Rhoden, PT, DPT
Physical therapist in the outpatient neurology clinic at UC San Diego Health Systems. He treats patients with a wide variety of neurological conditions with special focus on Parkinson's disease. He is Parkinson's Wellness Recovery certified (PWR) and has taken additional training to help each person with Parkinson's disease maximize his or her function. He comes from a personal training and sports background and enjoys fusing his prior experiences with a neurological mindset. Eric enjoys the ability to discuss and problem solve each case with the multidisciplinary team in order to form the best possible treatment course per individual.