Personal Appearance

Please understand that you are expected to dress and groom yourself in accordance with accepted social and business standards as described by Imua Physical Therapy. A professional appearance contributes to the positive impression you make on our patients, co-workers and referring professionals. You are expected to be suitably attired and groomed during working hours or any time you are representing Imua Physical Therapy.

Your supervisor or department head is responsible for establishing a reasonable dress code appropriate to the job you perform. If your supervisor feels your personal appearance is inappropriate, you may be asked to leave the workplace until you are properly dressed or groomed. Under such circumstance, you will not be compensated for the time away from work. Consult your supervisor if you have questions as to what constitutes appropriate appearance. Where necessary, reasonable accommodation may be made to a person with a disability. Employees who violate dress code standards may be subject to disciplinary action.

NOTE: While the following code is detailed, it may not specifically address all possible appearance issues. Imua Physical Therapy reserves the right to appy a general standard of professional appearance as defined by the President, when the below provisions do not satisfactorily resolve any dress code and personal appearance disputes.


-clean, neat, pressed, professional in appearance. Clothing and jewelry must be free of offensive symbols, words, or images as per Imua Physical Therapy Non-Discrimination Harassment Policy

-dress and khaki pants.

-dress and button up shirts; polo shirts with Imua Physcial Therapy logo.

-dress shoes

-light cologne or perfumes.

-neat, clean hair

-treating therapists should keep their fingernails neatly trimmed.


-long shorts

-athletic shoes and socks


-clean shaven, unless growing a beard or mustache.


-skirts or dresses

-Cotton tops that are professional in appearance; blouses

-sleeveless polo shirts/blouses (not tank tops)


-any shoes or clothing that are dirty, torn, excessively worn or faded; clothing that is excessively wrinkled or tight/form fitting; garments that expose the abdomen, waist, or undergarment when at rest or when reaching or bending over; beach wear.

-jeans/denim pants; cotton or nylon sweat pants; overalls; cut or frayed hemline.

-t-shirts, tank-tops

-flip-flops or rubber slippers, hiking boots/shoes/sandals, platform shoes higher than 2 inches, open toe shoes.

-offensive body odors, including heavy perfumes or cologne.

– visible tattoos and body piercings

-stretch pants, leggings. Excessively short skirts or shorts; both must extend at least 4 inches beyond the fingertips when standing.

-low-cut blouses that reveal cleavage or undergarment when standing or leaning forward; halter tops; spaghetti straps, strapless shirts.

Policy No.  705  Issued  11/25/2012  Applicable  1/20/2013

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