About Us - Stretch Affect

About us

Stretch Affect is a premium Movement Health Company based in San Diego. We work with motivated individuals who choose to take control of their life by learning how to reduce pain, move well, and dominate their activities of choice. We’re proud to have such a wonderful local and virtual community of members who push themselves and each other. Our mission is to help people understand the importance of self-care and how it will benefit them and their loved ones.

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.

Justin Balleza

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Justin is a doctor of physical therapy who received his B.S. in biology at the University of California Riverside in 2010 and his doctorate of physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2013. He has several years of experience in multiple PT settings working with athletes from youth up to the professional level on optimizing performance and aiding in recovery, general orthopedics and post-surgical rehabilitation, inpatient hospital and nursing facilities, and has worked with children/adults with developmental delays. He is certified in SFMA, TPI, and Active Release Techniques. 

Justin emphasizes the importance of a thorough evaluation in which muscle tightness, weakness, joint mobility, functional movement, and lifestyle should all be evaluated and treated as a whole for long-term benefits for each individual. His strengths are in his precise and thorough evaluations, manual therapy skills, and ability to select appropriate corrective exercises tailored to your specific impairments. He strives to meet his client’s short-term and long-term goals and has a willingness to adapt and be creative to fit your experience specific to your needs and abilities.

Nick Perkins

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Nick Perkins was born and raised in San Diego, CA. From a young age he was involved in multiple sports, and eventually became a tri-sport varsity athlete during his High School years. In 2005 he was awarded North County San Diego Scholar-Athlete of the year. He later earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of California Irvine.

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