7 month old son with tort recently gain full range but very weak left side. Still with 10 degree tilt. Any advice on how to help?

Aliesha - posted on 03/20/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi my names Aliesha. My son was diagnosed at birth with tort because he was breach. I was told by my midwife and doula aswell as the PT it was the worse case of tort they had seen. We went to Cairo as well as a physiotherapist but neither would do anything I couldn't do at home so I took matters into my own hand. I started reading about tort and treatments online. I did stretching with him whenever I would think about it, which was far less then the doctor told me. The doctors told me I should be stretching him until he cried and I just couldn't bring myself to doing that. I would check on him about 4 times a night and and turn his head to avoid getting a flat stop and in the morning I would prop him up in his exersaucer and face him away from the tv so he would have to turn to the tort side to see. It has worked wonders! He now has full rotation but still has a tilt from weakness on his left side. My question is if anyone has used Botox for weakness only? Or is it basically used for tightening and does anyone have any advice for me? I keep him on his tummy a lot now that he likes it and I hold him so he has to support his neck with the week side but nothing seems to be helping. He still has a tilt of 10 degrees:( just looking for some other options.

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