TUG Video

Posted on July 7, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

This is an example of how Balance-Based Torso-Weighting can affect mobility in a Timed Up and Go test. Therapists will often use this test as a measure to determine if the patient is improving with treatment. Notice Mary can stand and turn with much more ease. She is weighted with 1.75 pounds for her balance loss.

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It appears the patient is trying to go as fast as she can. I was under the impression that the TUG was done in normal speed.

Your are correct the TUG is often done at normal gait speed. I like to see what they look like walking a quikly as they feel comfortable and safe. This seems to give me their best effort. How do you think we get best effort?


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