about stretch affect

Our mission is to awaken the potential of individuals through the power of physical literacy and movement health to create freedom and quality of life

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Stretch Affect - About Us

our core values

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We don’t do mediocre

We consider ourselves the ultimate in personal training meets physical therapy.

From our facility and equipment, to our practitioners, we exclusively offer best-in-class services creating an unbeatable experience.

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We believe anything is possible

It doesn’t matter where you are or where you are trying to go.

We hold an unshakable belief in possibility and together we can make anything come to life.

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Accountability is required

Personally and socially.

If we are not doing our part to affect change, we welcome the conversation to course correct and take ownership of that process.

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Trust is everything

We mean what we say.

We’re honest with our customers and each other.

We believe trust is the cornerstone of positive relationships and positive relationships are a cornerstone of personal growth.

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We are here to change the world

Every act of giving counts.

We give back to local and global non-profit organizations that help change the area around health/wellness, movement, nutrition, and an active lifestyle.

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We do this because we love it

Our business is built on love and passion for our craft.

We are never done learning, growing, and staying on top of current trends to bring you the very best of our industry!

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we plan for longevity

It doesn’t matter where you start, it’s where you want to go.

Everyone has a starting point, it’s how you progress along the way that matters.

Our system is designed to lay the path for continued success well into your future.

our licensed and certified team members

Chris Wilke
Chris Wilke

Chris Wilke co-founded Stretch Affect to inspire those who, like him, want to live their best life and show up as their best self for their friends and loved ones. Chris emboldens extraordinary humans to stretch, grow and thrive through a movement-based lifestyle. His goal with Stretch Affect is to create an environment where achievers are empowered with the knowledge and tools necessary to excel at sport and life.

While many measure health in miles covered, or races run, as a movement health practitioner Chris guides his clients to become the best version of themselves through a more holistic definition of wellness that includes joint health, quality movement and a daily practice of movement hygiene and body self-care. Through this approach he imparts to his clients an understanding of how to keep their body pain-free, and living their best life.

When we move well, we live well.

Kyle Valery
Kyle Valery

Kyle Valery co-founded Stretch Affect to help people implement healthy habits leading to lasting change. Kyle’s interdisciplinary training and extensive experience provides his clients with a holistic approach to Movement Health encompassing nutrition, Active Release, manual therapy, psychology and fitness.

High-achieving clients appreciate that Kyle demands the best not just from them, but from himself. Stretch Affects programs are designed to only work, if the client does. But for each client willing to work hard, Kyle opens up physical and mental channels that enable them to move better and live well. Kyle does so by embracing a growth-mindset, constantly learning, listening, asking and growing.

Through this quest for knowledge, Kyle is able to lean on science and technology to optimize his client’s success.

Nick Perkins
Nick Perkins
Doctor of Physical Therapy OCS, ART, CCI, IASTM, USAW

Dr. Perkins strongly believes in a wholistic assessment to guide treatment and utilizes an eclectic approach to distill complex concepts to his clients in a practical manner. His vast clinical experiences allow Dr. Perkins to treat a diverse patient population ranging from dependent geriatrics to advanced athletes.

Dr. Perkins earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of California Irvine and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy with high honors from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California.

He continues to expand his skills with several certificates including: the Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine, Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex, Extremity Integration, and Myofascial Manipulation, Graston Technique, Fibro blaster technique, Neuromuscular Taping Technique, Joint Thrust Technique, and Fascial Manipulation. He is a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS).

Outside of the clinic he spends his time with his wife and two sons and is an instructor for AQuire Continuing Education and assistant lab professor with The University of St. Augustine.

Ralph Dartt
ralph dartt

As a member of the Aztec soccer team, Ralph earned his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from San Diego State University. After graduating, Ralph pursued a professional soccer career in San Diego, Utah, and Brazil. However, a hip injury during his time in Brazil led him back to San Diego for treatment.

Ralph received care from a former teammate who had opened his own PT clinic. Inspired by the positive impact they had on his life, Ralph joined the team as a PT aide and strength and conditioning coach while recovering from his own injury.

Motivated by the transformative experiences he witnessed, Ralph decided to further his education and become a physical therapist. He earned his Master of Physical Therapy at California State University, Northridge. During his time at CSUN, Ralph interned with the Los Angeles Dodgers during Spring Training in Arizona and continued working with the team during the regular season.

With over 10 years’ experience working at outpatient orthopedic clinics, with a focus on Applied Functional Science, he is highly skilled in assessing and treating movement dysfunctions.

Ralph is certified in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) and Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT-1) and has multiple golf certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and the Gray Institute (Functional Golf Specialist). He has also coached club soccer with the Albion Soccer Club and Coronado FC and started his own soccer academy.

In his spare time he enjoys golfing, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

evan jeffries
evan jeffries
Doctor of Physical Therapy, CAFS

Dr. Jeffries graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, he earned a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Los Angeles in 2011 with an emphasis in Exercise Science, and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in April 2014.

Over his career he has experience in both outpatient and home health settings. He was a clinic director for two years at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Orange County, CA.

Dr. Jeffries brings an eclectic approach to treatment which blends orthopedic and neurological elements. He is certified in applied functional science (CAFS) and uses a 3D approach to functional movement training.

In 2019, he founded Evolving Motion Physical Therapy Inc. to evolve the healthcare industry and bring a proactive approach to healthcare and lifestyle.

In his spare time he enjoys going to the beach, playing basketball, working out and most importantly spending quality time with his wife, daughter, and son.

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Chelsea Clark
Doctor of Physical Therapy, PT, Cert VRS

Dr. Chelsea Clark is a dedicated physical therapist with a passion for helping people move better and feel better. Originally from Maine, she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 2015. She believes in the importance of continuing education to stay current with the latest advancements in the field of physical therapy. As such, she has additional training and certifications in vestibular rehabilitation, kinesiology taping, joint mobilization and manipulation, Hawkgrips IASTM, and Mulligan mobilization with movement.

Dr. Clark is committed to providing personalized and effective care to her patients, using a combination of hands-on techniques and evidence-based practices. She is excited to help her clients overcome their pain and limitations so they can continue to enjoy all the activities they love in life.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Clark enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it's hiking, camping, skiing, or playing beach volleyball.


Physical Therapy + Personal Training = Stretch Affect

  • What is the cost of session? Why would I choose you over insurance ?

    We are expensive! Kind of… Expensive in the sense that other people may charge less but if you look at the value you receive from our diversified movement health practitioners, the quality-of-life improvements, we are not expensive but invaluable. And don’t you deserve the best quality of life you can have?
    We take the best of physical therapy, personal training, and massage therapy and combine that into a single treatment session. Our mission is to provide you with a modern approach to movement health and fitness that provides better, long term results by instilling the tools and resources you need to be successful.
  • What is the typical process for working with a new customer?

    The magic is all in the assessment. We dig deep, from your physical history to your future goals and everything in-between. We take the time to listen to you and formulate the best plan based on where you are and where you want to go. Remember the best chefs have access to the same food and same equipment as you and me, but it is how they prepare and put everything together that makes them special. Same for us! After the assessment you will work out a schedule that best fits your needs.
  • What types of customers do you work with?

    Anyone growth-minded and committed to the process. We work with executives, entrepreneurs, working moms and dads, weekend warriors, high-school athletes, and retirees. We have worked with everyone from a Forbes list billionaire, to one of the highest-paid athletes in sport, to a hard-working small service business owner. If you are looking to live better and are ready to value your body for the experiences it enables, then we are ready to get started.
  • How do I choose a specialist?

    Every Stretch Affect provider is a highly qualified movement health practitioner with the education and certifications to back it up. Choose the specialist that best fits your schedule.
  • What education or training does the Stretch Affect team have?

    Our team loves education! We have two doctors of physical therapy, a master’s in exercise science, bachelor’s in nutrition bachelors in kinesiology. We have the best certifications in the industry: Active Release Techniques, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Titleist Performance Institute, Selective Functional Movement Analysis, Functional Range Assessment, Functional Range Release, Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist, Neurokinetic Therapy, Stick Mobility, Onbase U hitting and pitching, Racquet Fit.
  • does Stretch Affect accept insurance?

    We do not. We do not believe insurance companies should dictate the limits of your care. Although, many of our clients use their HSA (Health Spending Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) accounts to pay for our services
  • How long is a session?

    Your first session is one hour. Follow-up appointments are typically 55-minutes but could vary depending on your individual needs on any given day.
  • What can I expect from a session?

    Sessions are typically a combination of hands-on manual therapy to address any pain points and corrective or strength exercises. Show up with comfortable clothes and an open mind. We recommend athletic attire or something you can move freely in.
  • How many session will i need?

    It depends. Based on your assessment, goals, and budget, a tailored program will be recommended. Many of our clients prefer a frequency-based 3-month long membership commitment, but we also offer a short-term and ad-hoc option. If you are in pain, our specialists will be able to provide a more specific recommendation catered to your needs. The more time you dedicate to doing at-home therapy, the quicker results will be realized.
  • how do stretch affect memberships work?

    At the end of your initial 3-month membership commitment, you can move between any of the membership levels as you see fit.
    Your membership also includes access to the recovery suite which offers:
    • Infrared Sauna
    • Normatech Compression Devices
    • Venom heat and vibration wearables
    • Silent Mode, Muse
    • Core meditation training devices
  • What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?

    We respect your time, and we ask that you respect ours. Per our cancellation policy, if you need to reschedule or cancel your session, we require 24 hours advance notice. If you cancel or reschedule your session within 24 hours, you will be charged for the session. But we are very reasonable and understand that life happens. We can offer virtual sessions in place of in-person sessions at any time, and of course you can send a family or friend to fill your spot.
  • What if I can’t make several sessions? (AKA, I’ll be traveling, or got sick!)

    No problem, for absences of 2 weeks or longer, with notice, we can pause your account.  When you return, you will pick up where you left off.
    However, we allow sessions to be made up within the three-month period and encourage you to try and make time in your busy schedule for your own movement health, as we find members experience the greatest improvements with regular committed attendance.
see what our
clients say about us

They are extremely knowledgeable of their craft and genuinely get to the physiological root of the problem.

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Skyler F

What makes them extra unique is the culture of collaboration and teamwork they use to solve problems taking the client experience to another stratosphere.

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Emily C

Probably the best investment in your long-term health you could make.

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Nicole N

Even just after one session they gave me such deep insight of my body that I've never had before and it helped me dramatically shift my flexibility and minimize injury.

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Cory H

Their guidance and knowledge has been able to unlock a whole new person inside of me, I’m seeing results I never thought possible.

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