Dr. Anakaren Lopez

Dr. Anakaren Lopez


Grew up in GA, went to undergrad to the University of Louisiana at Monroe where I ran both cross country and track, went to New York University for my doctorate, then worked at an outpatient rehab facility, in conjunction with going through an orthopedic residency. I have taken extensive post-doctoral coursework pertaining to women’s health, manual therapy, post-operative care, pediatric, and sports rehab.


Certifications & Specializations:

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Certified in Instrument Assistive Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Pilates certified
  • Certification in Strength and Conditioning
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Graston technique
  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Assessment
  • Functional Movement Screening and Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Core Values: Adventure, curiosity, determination, faith, respect, trustworthiness, kindness

“It’s the small habits. How you spend your mornings. How you talk to yourself. What you read and what you watch. Who you share your energy with. Who has access to you. That will change your life.” -Michael Tonge


Books: “The 5 people you meet in heaven” “Tuesday’s with Morrie” “Atomic Habits”

When not working I enjoy family time, hiking, paddleboarding, running, teaching, practicing pilates, and yoga.

Dr. Lopez my therapist is on top of her game. Knows just how to recommend and treat that always gets results for my aches and pains. – Jeff Kelly

Anakaren really changed my life! I was struggling for years and after i found her she didn’t give up until she found a solution for my pain. I can’t thank her enough for all that she did for me! -Allison R

A great BIG thank you to Dr. Anakaren Lopez and the team at Body Moksha! I returned from a trip abroad with a painful pinched nerve in my shoulder that radiated through my left arm. After trying at home remedies and massage, I was frustrated with no improvement and had trouble sleeping comfortably. Thank goodness I heard about dry needling & found the Body Moksha team! I was given a thorough evaluation where I was listened to and a treatment plan was prepared for my specific pain. I had 3 dry needling appointments & found more relief with each one. Dr. Anakaren took it slowly with me and assessed my progress before doing each treatment. I and am now pain free and would 100% recommend! – Shellie Lossa