Meet Dr. Marla Golden

Chronic Pain Transformation

Dr. Marla Golden, DO, MS is an Osteopathic Physician in Jacksonville, FL specializing in the use of neuroplastic treatment to reverse chronic pain and return the body and brain to normal function. She is a co-founder and director of Neuroplastix, a center dedicated to the promotion of neuroplastic treatment for persistent pain and has recently co-authored the Neuroplastic Transformation Workbook, which is designed to teach practitioners how to use neuroplastic treatment approaches and provide patients with a written guide to recover from persistent pain disorders.

She practices a holistic and comprehensive approach to treating patients in pain. Her practice includes an emphasis on osteopathic structural assessment and optimization techniques. For many years, she has utilized manual therapy in combination with medication management and minimally invasive interventional techniques as well as other treatment modalities. Her interest in connective tissue grew while studying Craniosacral Therapy and a variety of other manual therapy techniques including Shiatsu, Structural Integration, Fascial Manipulation, Acutonics, and Acupuncture theory. This led to the development of her hybrid technique, Fascial Body Manipulation. She now continues this work within the larger framework of Neuroplastic Transformation, an approach developed with partner and collaborator, Michael Moskowitz, MD. This exciting and ground-breaking treatment approach establishes brain neuroplasticity and the interplay with the neuroimmune system as the core concepts used to treat persistent pain.

Dr. Golden also maintains a position as Associate Dean of Clinical Education for PCOM Georgia and South Georgia, Chair of Clinical Education for PCOM South Georgia, and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 1988, Dr. Golden completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center in 1992. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a diplomate of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pain Medicine. She has served as the Chair of the Credentials Committee of the American Board of Pain Medicine, as a member of the Credentials Committee and the Examination Council of the American Board of Pain Medicine. She has also served on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. She lectures nationally on the Connective Tissue System and Neuroplastic Transformation.

Locally, Dr. Golden has been active in Florida as a spokesperson for the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine and she has served on the Board of Directors and as the Legislative Chair and Public Relations Chair of the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine.