About Us - Stretch Affect

About us

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. 

Our Core values

Trust is everything – We shoot it straight and 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. 

We don’t do mediocre – We give everything 110% and then some. We’re obsessive about exceeding expectations and going above and beyond for you, ourselves, and each other.  

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. 

We believe anything is possible – it doesn’t matter where you are or where you are trying to go. We hold an unshakeable belief in possibility and together we can make anything come to life. 

We do this because we love it– our business is built on love and passion for our craft. We are never done learning and growing! 

Accountability is required – and we believe in personal and social responsibility. If we are not doing our part to affect change, we welcome the conversation to course correct and take ownership of that process. We all must be held accountable. 

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 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

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, Fibroblaster 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.

Ashley Maher

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Ashley Maher completed her undergraduate studies at California State University Fullerton, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2009.  Thereafter, Ashley attended Azusa Pacific University, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. As a doctoral candidate, Ashley completed internships in various settings including outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics at California Children’s Services, and inpatient physical therapy. 

Dr. Maher spent her first-year post-doctoral degree working at a top outpatient facility in Orange County where she completed a yearlong manual therapy mentorship with emphasis on treatment of orthopedic/musculoskeletal injuries as well as neurological rehabilitation including vestibular and temporal mandibular (TMJ) rehabilitation. 

Dr. Maher has received an advanced education in the treatment and evaluation of various musculoskeletal dysfunctions. She has taken many advanced courses to enhance her knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, pelvic floor, as well as all extremities including the hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder joints. 

Dr. Maher is SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) certified which allows her to perform in-depth functional screens on patients to gather more detailed information for a thorough evaluation. Dr. Maher has also taken many continuing education courses from the Institute of Physical Arts, Olga Grimsby Institute, Dynamic Neuromuscular stabilization, movement fix, Mulligan, Postural Restoration Institue (PRI) Pelvis and Baseball, Integrated Kinetic Neurology, and open packed spinal manipulation. 

As a Southern California native, Ashley grew up with her parents and younger brother in Anaheim, California. Ashley enjoys spending her free time exploring the San Diego beaches, camping, hiking, surfing, and snowboarding. Ashley has always had a passion for sports played softball, volleyball, swimming, and water polo, and enjoys watching football, baseball, and basketball. Ashley was first exposed to the field of physical therapy after she sustained a minor injury as a collegiate water polo player in 2006. As a result of the treatment, she received recovering from that injury, Ashley developed a passion for physical therapy. 

Ashley looks forward to furthering her knowledge and experience in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation 


evans jeffries

Dr. Evan Jeffries was born and raised in beautiful Southern California. He has played sports most of his life and endured multiple injuries including a torn meniscus playing basketball in high school which guided him to a career in physical therapy. He graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. In 2009, he decided to pursue spinal cord injury exercise research at California State University, Los Angeles. In 2011, he graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and completed a thesis entitled “Effect of locomotor training with body weight support and manual assistance on cardiovascular function and muscle activity in a non-disabled population.”
He then went on to fulfill his health care professional dream and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in April 2014. Over the last 7 years 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. He has vast knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and has treated many orthopedic conditions. 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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