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.
The term "tug" appears to have derived from an early 's British vessel of that name which was used to assist larger ships in docking and undocking. A TUG has a deep hull, usually rounded or some approximation thereof by use of one or more hard chines, a "pointy" bow called a model — from "modeled" bow , and the propeller or propellers are deep in the water. A tug is generally designed to operate safely in rough water conditions — openings can be made water-tight, doors have high thresholds so water can flow past but not into, there are scuppers to allow water taken on deck to run off and there is safety equipment carried on board. Photo Above: The Black Hawk is a typical oceangoing tug with conventional hull form and a bow fender, designed for extended operation in open waters. The term "towboat" is generally used to describe a vessel used to handle towing tasks on inland waterways. A TOWBOAT has a squared-off bow with pushing knees, a hull that is flat-bottomed until the stern where it rises to allow room for one or more screws.
Use tug in a sentence. An example of a tug is the type of boat that would be used to tow a broken down battleship back to shore. An example of tug is a dog pulling on the knot in a rope which is being pulled in the opposite direction by someone.
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