Clinical attire

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  1. dcscott325

    dcscott325

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    Can someone please explain what appropriate "clinical attire" consists of? Is that considered business casual or business professional? Maybe some examples for women's clothes would be nice : ) thank you all so much!
     
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  3. NewDPT31

    NewDPT31 2+ Year Member

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    khakis/slacks; dressier shoes, button up collared shirt/polo shirt/etc.
    Business casual.

    Just remember to be modest. a top might look fine, but remember PTs get in all sorts of positions so do some mirror testing to make sure you aren't exposed.
     
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    02143 2+ Year Member

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    Business casual is usually the norm. Neutral colored pants (obviously no jeans) and as mentioned above, a modest top is super important. Make sure that when you squat to the ground, that your back is covered and that when you bend over forward, you're not completely exposing yourself. Some clinics that I have observed in/had practicum in are particular about no sheer/see through shirts (like the ones we all wear camis under), so that may be something to be mindful of. Also, keep jewelry to a minimum.
     

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