Joint mobilisation and manipulation is a specific form of treatment used to restore optimal function and reduce pain. Mobilisations are passive movements that exist on a continuum of varying speeds and amplitudes (e.g. small-amplitudes/high velocity or large-amplitudes/low velocity therapeutic movements), whereas manipulation refers to a passive, high velocity, low amplitude thrust applied to a joint complex within its anatomical limit.

Both of these can be used over a variety of different joints and along with other modalities can be used to effectively to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.