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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Physiotherapy #7

Notes: The current date is 10 September 2029. You work as a physiotherapist at the Sunshine Wellness Center. Mr. David Rodriguez, a 68-year-old retiree, seeks your assistance for managing chronic lower back pain.


  • Name: Mr. David Rodriguez

  • DOB: 12 November 1960 (68 y.o.)

  • Social background: Retired, married

  • Occupation: Former office worker

  • General health: Overall good health, non-smoker

Medical history:

  • Chronic lower back pain for several years

10 September 2029 Presenting problem: Mr. Rodriguez presents with chronic lower back pain that has persisted for several years, impacting his quality of life and daily activities.


  • Persistent lower back pain

  • Occasional radiating pain down the right leg

  • Pain worsens with prolonged sitting or standing

  • Difficulty in bending or lifting objects

Physical Examination:

  • Tenderness and stiffness in the lower back

  • Limited range of motion in the lumbar spine

  • Decreased muscle strength in the lower back and hips

  • No neurological deficits observed

Diagnosis: Chronic lower back pain

Initial treatment: Develop an individualized treatment plan including pain management, flexibility exercises, core strengthening, and education on posture and ergonomics.

Writing Task:

Write a referral letter to Mr. David Rodriguez, introducing yourself as his assigned physiotherapist at the Sunshine Wellness Center. Explain his diagnosis and outline the initial treatment plan. In your response:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences.

  • Do not use note form.

  • Use letter format.

  • The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Mr. David Rodriguez 

[Address Line] 

[City, State, ZIP Code] 


10 September 2029


Dear Mr. Rodriguez,


Re: Introduction and Treatment Plan for Chronic Lower Back Pain


I hope this letter finds you in good spirits despite the ongoing challenge of chronic lower back pain. I am Noman Reseelie, your designated physiotherapist at the Sunshine Wellness Center, and I am dedicated to assisting you in managing and improving your quality of life in the face of this discomfort.

During our initial consultation, you described persistent lower back pain that has been affecting your daily life for several years. This pain sometimes radiates down your right leg and is aggravated by prolonged sitting, standing, bending, or lifting objects.

Upon a thorough physical examination, I observed tenderness and stiffness in the lower back, along with limited range of motion in the lumbar spine. Your muscle strength in the lower back and hips is also diminished. Importantly, no neurological deficits were observed.

Based on our assessment, I have diagnosed you with chronic lower back pain. Please know that you are not alone in this journey, and we are here to provide you with the care and support you need to manage and alleviate your pain effectively.

To address your condition comprehensively, I have designed an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific requirements. This plan will primarily focus on effective pain management strategies, flexibility exercises to enhance lumbar mobility, core strengthening exercises to improve stability, and education on posture and ergonomics to minimize future discomfort.

Our team at Sunshine Wellness Center is committed to assisting you every step of the way as you work towards a life with reduced pain and increased functionality. Should you have any questions or concerns during your treatment, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

I am confident that together, we can make significant strides towards managing and alleviating your chronic lower back pain.


Warm regards,


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