Movement Disorder Rehabilitation Team


      Kim Bond, OTR/L, ARP, CLT

 Kim graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and has experience in treating a variety of neurological diseases. She joined the UC San Diego Health System in 2010 and spends her time between treating patients in the outpatient neuro-rehab department and being an active member of the MS, ALS and Movement Disorder Treatment Teams. As an Assistive Technology Professional, she specializes in wheelchair seating and currently facilitates the wheelchair seating clinic at UCSD. She is PWR! Certified in working with Parkinson's Disease and holds an additional certification in Lymphedema treatment.  

Allison Helm

Allison Helm, MOT, OT/L

Assistant Director, Rehabilitation Services. Ms. Helm has worked for UC San Diego Health 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.


Lindsey A. Unger, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lindsey A. Unger, has been a Medical Speech- Language Pathologist since 2011. She is newly employed with UCSD Health as of December 2018 and joining us from the VA Healthcare System of Greater Los Angeles County. Lindsey has a specific interest in working with patients with Neurodegenerative Disorders, specifically Parkinson's Disease. She is certified in SPEAK OUT!, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and LSVT eLoud. Her passion lies in assisting individuals live their best lives possible through optimizing communication and swallowing and breaking through the barriers and challenges that hinder positive change.


Kristine C. Negrete, PT, DPT, NCS

Ms. Negrete earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Arizona. She complete a Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency with Northern Arizona University and Honor Health. She is Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS). Ms. Negrete is a physical therapist who specializes in treating patients with various neurological conditions, including Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, vestibular and balance disorders including post- concussion syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre and Post-polio syndrome.


Jessie Altman, PT, DPT

Jessie Altman, is a physical therapist who specializes in treating patients with various neurological disorders, including Parkinson's Disease, stroke, vestibular and balance disorders, multiple sclerosis and spinal injuries, Guillain-Barre syndrome, ALS and post polio syndrome. Dr. Altman teaches individuals how to manage, prevent, or improve their condition to maximize movement and function, and improve quality of life across the lifespan. Prior to joining UCSD, Dr. Altman completed the neurologic physical therapy residency program at the University of Washington  Medical Center in Seattle Washington. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy at San Diego State University. 


Julie Larsen, OTD, OTR/L

Julie is an occupational therapist who treats patients with neurological disorders and is paneled by California Children's Services (CCS). Julie received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from UCLA, a Master of Arts degree in Occupational therapy from USC, and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from USC with emphasis on mental health. Prior to UCSD, Julie worked at Loma Linda University Medical Center specializing in pediatric and adult neurological rehab. Working with stroke, TBI, SCI, CP, Low vision, developmental delay, and autism. Additional experience in feeding and low vision. Julie enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family in her spare time.