Unlike the high velocity low amplitude settings of a spinal manipulation, a spinal or joint mobilization is a gentle, often oscillatory, passive movement applied to a spinal region or joint so as gently to increase the passive range of motion of that segment or region. This treatment is an alternative option to when spinal or joint manipulation is contraindicated in conditions like osteoporosis, spinal or joint fusion, post-surgical recovery, pre-existing spinal damage, severe arthritis and etc.