What is gentle manipulation?

What is gentle manipulation?  
A type of manipulation that is softer than a regular manipulation. No thrusts are performed and thus resembles more a mobilization. No force is applied at the end of the range of motion. 

Q: Is a gentle manipulation as effective as a regular one? 
A: Yes, if done correctly by a trained professional, the manipulation can have the same positive results. It is up to the health professional to apply the different specific pressure needed for every different patient.

Q: How does the chiropractor know how much pressure to apply while performing a specific manipulation?
A: Chiropractors are extensively trained in the art of manipulation. Different body types require different procedures. 

Q: Can gentle manipulations be used on children?
A: When needed, gentle manipulations can be used by a trained and licensed health professional such as the chiropractic doctor.