The Roll Model empowers you to take healing into your own hands. You’ll find stories of people who have triumphed over chronic pain, illness, emotional trauma and prevented surgery by using the transformative Roll Model® Method and its specialized Therapy Balls.
The book takes you on a journey through your body’s habits and habitat to identify pain blind spots, explaining the science of how and why this method works. Captivating illustrations provide step-by-step instruction to awaken your body’s resilience to erase pain, relieve stress, and improve performance.
Your posture follows you like a shadow, and it has a ripple effect into everything you do. Unfortunately, many choices lead to degenerated vertebrae, bulging disks, herniated abdomens, torn knee cartilage, or stress fractures in hips, to name a few examples. These very preventable musculoskeletal ailments are hurting not just us, but also our wallets, our healthcare system, and our economy. Movement is medicine, and at the correct dose, it will improve your quality of life.
If you knew that you could prevent a disease from crippling you 20 years from now, wouldn’t you do everything in your power to avoid the triggers that result in that disease? Whether you’re a top athlete who wants to improve your performance or a new mama with sore shoulders, the treatment is the same. Your tissues need comprehensive, integrated strategies to restore optimal performance so that you can do what you want to do, better and pain-free.
The sequences you’ll find in The Roll Model take between ten and twenty minutes to roll through. The time you spend on the balls each day will begin to add up, and the Roll Model Method will uncover and erase pains that were previously hiding in plain sight. You’ll also remodel your body into a supple fortress that pain cannot penetrate.
Fascia is the ubiquitous living seam system in your body that threads your tissues to one another. It is just one of many types of connective tissue in your body, but it is the tissue that plays the biggest role in the Roll Model approach. Wherever the Therapy Balls roll, they impact your body’s fasciae.
During my classes and courses, I walk amongst my students as they roll, and I see their hidden worlds emerge as moans, sighs, cries, and laughter. Their “hard bodies” soften to the sensation of self-care. In group classes, I give them permission to feel whatever their bodies “knead” to feel, whether that means loosening a restricted chest muscle or processing an emotional wound.
The Roll Model presents a concrete roadmap for pain management, body ease, and movement efficiency. Where movement meets method is where rubber hits the road in any therapeutic practice, and Jill’s self-care methodology and The Roll Model may be just be the breakthrough your body has been begging for. It is a path toward true physical freedom.-
Brooke Siler, author of NY Times Bestseller The Pilates Body, Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge, The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates
Mobility is the key to unlocking next level strength and performance in your body. Jill Miller is not only the master of this, she teaches it in a way that simplifies the science and gives clear instructions that anyone at any fitness level can use immediately. My body has never been happier. And my foam roller has never been more jealous.-
Adam Rosante, author, The 30-Second Body. Celebrity Fitness & Wellness Coach
Short of taking Jill Miller home with you, there is no better source for step-by-step self-care health-care than The Roll Model. Metamorphosis is not only for butterflies- you too can change your body into a different animal. The Roll Model is a book as robust as your health will be after reading it.-
Katy Bowman, M.S. author of Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement
Greg Reid, 55, a champion ex-bodybuilder who survived several debilitating car accidents that left him in chronic pain, was able to recover his body without the help of pain medication. He has rehabilitated every inch of his body and re-sculpted a more functional physique from inside out – and he is pain-free.
Jennifer Lovely, 39, a survivor of physical and sexual abuse was diagnosed with Lupus at age 23. She was on multiple pain medications (and alcohol) to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. She found her own way to health, through use of the Roll Model Method, to defy statistics and completely wean herself off medication.
Carlton Bennett, 45, a U.S. Armed Services Veteran, suffered pain from multiple back surgeries (including removal of part of a vertebrae) and was often left immobilized from the searing pain. He now says “knowing what I know now, I could have avoided each of those surgeries and taken care of my issues with a Therapy Ball.”
Rebecca Moss was only 18 when she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. The best years of her life were stripped away with unmanageable weight loss, fecal and urinary incontinence and crushing pain. After multiple pelvic surgeries, her pelvic floor was completely dysfunctional and not responding to Physical Therapy. She discovered the Roll Model Balls and within 6 weeks her incontinence vanished.
Jill Miller is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, creator of the corrective exercise format Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 27 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, and pain management.
She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her Therapy Ball products into fitness and medical facility programs internationally.
Jill and her Roll Model products have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, ABC News, and in publications such as O, Shape, Fitness, W, Self, Yoga Journal, Redbook, and Prevention. She is also a contributing fitness expert to the LA Times and the Oprah Winfrey Network.