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Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic Receives $20,000

Through United Way and the Price Foundation

FORT MYERS, Fla. – July 1, 2022 –  The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is grateful to receive $10,000 from the Price Foundation that will be matched with $10,000 from the United Way. This funding will be directed to physical therapy services.

“Being a United Way Partner Agency is like receiving the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval,” said Alan Gruning, DO, Medical and Executive Director of the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic. “We are grateful for the funding from our longtime supporter, the Price Foundation, and from the United Way.”

The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is working to rewrite the paradigm for low-income, uninsured pain patients. It is the only facility of its kind in Florida, and possibly the nation. Utilizing physician and chiropractic care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutrition and lifestyle education, counseling, and modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound to alleviate pain at the source, patients are able to truly begin an effective healing process. No drugs are used in treatment. In fact, through the course of care, patients are helped to wean from opioids and other substances they have become dependent upon.

The mission of the organization is to provide free holistic medical care to people suffering from injuries or painful conditions like Fibromyalgia who are unable to afford treatment and do not have insurance, all without the use of opioids or other drugs. The clinic treats this under-served demographic using a Functional Medicine model, addressing physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs.

There are currently no other options for these patients, as emergency departments and urgent care facilities are not equipped to effectively treat the source of pain. These patients often leave with a large bill they are unable to pay and a prescription for pain medication that may leave them dependent, but with no improvement in their condition. This creates an unnecessary burden on the healthcare system and on the community as a whole.

To learn more about the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic, visit

About the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic

The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is a 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2010 by Alan Gruning, DO, to provide high quality holistic medical care at no charge to those without the ability to pay. The clinic is funded solely through grants, contributions, and corporate sponsorships. Services are rendered by appointment at 6831 Palisades Park Court, Unit 3 in Fort Myers. For more information about the organization’s mission, sponsorship opportunities, speaking engagements, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact [email protected] or call 239.201.7877. The Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic is a United Way Partner Agency.

Michelle Avola-Brown

Development Director

Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic


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