Brain Injury Clinic

Dr. Ofer Keren

Dr. Ofer Keren

Clinic Staff: physician, psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker.
The Alyn Brain Injury Clinic has extensive knowledge and experience in treating the problems caused as a result of these injuries.
On a visit to the multidisciplinary clinic, the patient passes through several “stations”. At the end of the day, the treatment team will meet and decide on recommendations based on the information collected.

Patients treated at the Brain Injury Clinic:

  • Children suffering from brain damage as a result of trauma
  • Children suffering from a vascular event in the brain
  • Children who have undergone brain surgery
  • Children with damage to the functioning of the brain due to a deficiency in oxygen supply

The evaluation includes:

  • Medical follow-up and monitoring of medicinal treatment
  • Consideration of complications such as seizures
  • Development of hydrocephalus
  • Headaches, dizziness
  • Disturbance to balance (stability) and motor function
  • Day to day functioning
  • Emotional, learning and social difficulties


Brain Injury Clinic

In any event of trauma or a hard hit, the tissues of the brain may be damaged. A direct trauma can cause a bleed and damage to the blood and oxygen supply to the brain.
Damage due to head injuries in children have special characteristics. For example: the accummulation of fluids in the brain and in the cells themselves, while in adults, the fluids mainly accummulate between the cells.

Consequences of a head injury

The damage to a young brain may be manifest in difficulties in different areas, including the ability to learn and develop. A disturbance in the ability to learn is a direct result of a cognitive defect and a defect in specific areas such as memory and attention. Aside from the consequences to the immediate level of functioning following a head injury, the injury can have a negative impact on learning abilities, personal development and the ability to adjust socially. Given that the demand to solve problems at a young age is limited, it is possible that the amount of damage is hidden in the initial period and will be discovered only after adolescence.
The orthopedic follow-up is important in order to maintain range of motion in the legs, which will enable standing and walking according to the degree of brain damage. Special devices to maintain range of motion and aid with walking can be fitted at this clinic.
Also, the orthopedic follow-up at the clinic includes hip surveillance (as in CP) and monitoring for the development of scoliosis, which is very common in children with brain damage. The scoliosis may be mild, requiring monitoring alone, but may also be severe and cause difficulties with sitting, pressure ulcers and even significant respiratory difficulties.


For clinic appointment:

Referrals can be sent
Fax: 02-6494-313
Or call 02-6494-222 and navigate the call to the desired clinic.