The Timed Up and Go test, also known as the TUG test, is a simple evaluative test used to measure your functional mobility. It is most often used in physical therapy to give your therapist an idea of how safely you can move around.
The TUG test can also be used by your doctor to estimate your risk of falling and your ability to maintain balance while walking. The TUG test is frequently used in elderly people as it is easy to administer and can be completed by most older adults. It can be included as part of a more comprehensive Get Up and Go (GUG) test which involves additional tasks like standing with your eyes closed or sitting in a chair without using the armrests.