For joint mobilization, the doctor will use his or her hands to restore movement and flexibility to the joints. This is a slightly gentler technique than diversified adjustments. The doctor can feel the tissues’ reactions to pressure as it is applied to the joints, and can apply the right amount of pressure in the right direction to increase the mobility of the joint. This will allow the patient to have more range of motion with decreased pain. This can be performed to the spine as well as the extremities.