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Unformatted text preview: TOGGLE RECOIL PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE CODE
(ADAPTED FROM THE CLINIC PROFESSIONAL CODE)
UPDATED: NOVEMBER 2010 WOMEN
General attire for women includes skirts (slightly below the knee and longer is acceptable),
dresses, skorts, and dress pants (dress Dockers or similar style). Dress shirts and blouses may
be worn. Undergarments will be worn as appropriate to the professional setting of a health
care facility and must not become exposed when assuming a Toggle Recoil stance.
Trendy fashions do not make for a professional appearance, i.e. mini-skirts, crop pants, wild
colorful hosiery, midriff shirts. A provocative appearance will be avoided (dress and
mannerisms). Please consider that you will be in a stance that requires you to bend forward
and potentially expose body parts, therefore, dresses and skirts with large slits, low-cut
blouses, shirts with loose/open collars are not permitted. If you have a dress shirt with a low
“first button”, please safety pin or otherwise secure the top to avoid inappropriat e exposure.
Tube skirts, and strapless dresses are also not permitted. Jeans or denims are not acceptable.
Ladies may wear dress shoes with or without heels. Open-toed dress shoes and dress sandals
are permitted if stockings are worn. Generally, heels higher than two inches are not
conducive to producing a stable Toggle Recoil stance.
General attire for men includes dress trousers, dress shirts, standard neckties, dress Dockers
or similar style, and socks. Trousers must have a crease and cannot be jeans or denims. Ties
are to be worn with the top button of the shirt buttoned and the tie snugly fit to the collar.
Bowties are acceptable as long as they are tasteful, professional, and not an extreme color. A
provocative appearance will be avoided (dress and mannerisms). Banded dress shirts (casual
executive collarless shirts) are acceptable but must be fully buttoned. Undergarments will be
worn as appropriate to the professional setting of a health care facility and are not to ever be
exposed when assuming a Toggle Recoil stance.
Clean standard dress shoes will be worn, i.e. oxfords, loafers, western style and dress boots.
Sneakers, athletic shoes, sandals, rain/snow covers, and work boots are not acceptable.
Any type of jewelry that may interfere with or pose a potential hazard to the patient should
not be worn during examination and/or adjusting procedures/set up procedures.
Will not be required for the classroom, however, will be required in clinic.
PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND GROOMING
Personal grooming and hygiene are important aspects of appearance. Areas requiring special
attention include the following: regular bathing, shampooing and oral hygiene. If nail polish
is to be used, it will not be in a state of chipping or peeling. Bizarre colors and designs are
Beards and mustaches may be worn and must be kept clean and presentable, but simply going
unshaven is not permitted. Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable (ex: mowhawks or extreme
unnatural hair color). Long hair styles should be worn in such a way that hair never comes in
contact with or brushes against the patient. Piercings in creative locations that are visible and
excessive in size are discouraged in a professional setting. ...
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