The Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test is part of the Mini-BESTest but can be performed as a separate test. It is a quick, easy, and reliable tool to assess your patients’ balance and risk for falls. The only equipment required to perform the test are a chair with arms and a stopwatch. Patients wear their normal footwear and use their regular walking aids if they have any.
With a clearly marked line 3 meters in front of a standard armchair, the patient is instructed to stand up and walk at a comfortable and safe pace to the line on the floor, turn, and return to the chair and sit down again.
Goal: Patient is able to perform the task in 12 seconds or less