Answers for Concussion Treatment and Recovery

Concussion Answers – Get Back To Living

Concussion Answers is where we ask you a lot of questions to diagnose your concussion. You see, telling you that you’ve got a concussion simply isn’t good enough. You already know what. Now you need to understand why your brain became so weakened that you got hurt. When you understand, when your doctor understands, then something concrete can be done to help you.

Are you able to work?

Are your losing income every day you can’t work?

Can you afford to live without that income?

Are you able to perform at your best?

Do you dislike the options that your doctors have pushed forward for you? Like taking anti-depressants when you’re NOT depressed?

Do you like being handicapped by a whacked-out brain?

How much more are you going to tolerate your whacked out brain?

Are you finally ready to do something concrete about healing your brain?

Healing is not a passive activity. Healing is work. It’s not having someone do something to you. It’s you using your brain properly to heal itself. At Concussion Answers, healing is and has to be a partnership. Between doctor and client.

We don’t do symptomatic treatment at Concussion Answers. We find out the root cause and then we help you solve your problem and get the outcome you want. Simple. Schedule your quick 15 minute consult with Dr. Joanny Liu below.

You want your life back? Then you must make a decision. Do things differently.

At Concussion Answers we show you what needs to be done to rewire your injured brain. Then you have the techniques to use for the rest of your life.

Here’s why people chose to work with Dr. Joanny Liu and receive their concussion answers.

Shelly and Chris Skaley chose me to work with their son’s concussion because:

“Hi Dr. Joanny,

“There are two parts to my answer!

“The first part is about Dryden:  Dryden’s 3rd concussion weighed heavily on Chris and I, as he wasn’t “bouncing back” the way he had (or appeared to have) with his previous concussions.  We desperately wanted him to be well again, and knew mainstream medicine didn’t have the answers.  Chris spent a lot of time researching vitamins and supplements which were recommended to help with concussions, and while we had started Dryden on them, we couldn’t tell if they were helping…and even if they were, it wasn’t fast enough! 

“And while it maybe wasn’t reasonable, there was also a heavy feeling of guilt on our part, as the game we allowed and encouraged him to play was in part the cause of this damage. (Now that I think about that, it’s funny how we didn’t feel guilty about sending him to school where his first concussion occurred in Language Arts class!)  Anyways, we wanted nothing more than to have our healthy, happy, active boy back, so when we were fortunate enough to have found you as a possible solution, we were excited about the incredible possibility.

“The second part is about you:  While I was really hoping you would be able to help Dryden, I also cautioned myself not to blindly fall into anything, to be thoughtful about everything you presented to us.  As it turned out, my instincts immediately said I could trust you.  From our first video meeting, I felt you were kind, caring, genuine, honest, sincere, happy, intelligent, and confident in your knowledge. 

“You were clear in speaking, and while I didn’t understand specifically what your program would consist of, I had full trust in what you were seeing regarding Dryden’s recovery “and beyond”.  You provided options as to what level we could work together which was also appreciated.  I was also grateful we were meeting “visually” rather than just by phone, because I liked the way you look; you have a friendly and gentle look about you.  Also important, from the start Dryden felt comfortable with you, and I thought it was interesting that someone his age would connect so quickly to someone “older than his ancient parents”!

“That’s my lengthy answer to your short question!

“Have a great day!”

And from Jeff Rosal:

“You told me that you could help me. The other doctors just started writing a prescription for me! I felt you really could help me.”

Are. You. Ready?

At you find out why your brain became so weakened that it became susceptible to a concussion. You see, a blow to the head doesn’t mean you’ll suffer from a traumatic brain injury. Post Concussion Syndrome is also not a life sentence.  

When was the last time you honestly felt well?

Confused? Headachy? Fatigued? Suffering From Anxiety Attacks That Wrack Your Mind And Body?

Tired of going from one therapist or doctor to another and another for EACH symptom? Getting inconsistent advice?

Meet me for your first consultation which is 30 minutes. The reason for this meeting is to find out if there’s a fit. We’ll be creating a very personal relationship, so you must feel comfortable working with Dr. Joanny Liu. The relationship matters. So hit the orange button below and let’s have a chat.

Fill out a form and after that, you can schedule a 30 minute free consultation. There is a consultation fee of $500USD to visit with Dr. Joanny Liu as she determines if you are a suitable candidate for her comprehensive program.

Then come to the meeting with any questions that you may have about working together on your issues.

There Is A BETTER Way

NO Two Concussions Are The Same. That is Why Cookie Cutter Methods Fail!

We’re very serious about this fact: Whatever caused you stress in your life prior to the concussion definitely affected your brain. And the truth is that having a concussion on top of that makes things worse.

Extraordinary concussion answers is not conventional wisdom.
ConcussionAnswers is not conventional wisdom.

What You Need Is A Step-by-step Protocol That Will Get You Back In The Game Of The Sport You Love Or Life.

We have the answers at Concussion Answers.

At Concussion Answers, We Don’t Manage Concussions.

We’re the only doctors treating PCS the way it should be done. We know why a brain gets weak. We’ll find out what happened in your unique case. Then we’ll know how to make it strong again.

Watch the testimonials by healed Concussion Answers clients who so generously and gratefully created their videos to tell you what it’s like to work with Dr. Joanny.

Nathan Deck’s Concussion Recovery Story

In a matter of a few weeks, he was back on the ice, helping to lead his team to victory. No more fear.

After helping his team move to the Premier Swedish Hockey League, Nathan Deck made another important decision. Now EVERYTHING has changed; his life has taken a direction he NEVER imagined!

Thank you for letting us help you at! We look forward to you MOVING forward and getting back in the game! You may also want to read about our Code of Ethics and Our Values.




About Calgary Concussion Answers

“Life is no longer a mystery.”

~ Dr. Joanny Liu. I never thought I’d be doing what I do today. And what I do today is more important than I ever dreamed.  I’d never thought I’d be treating concussions here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at Calgary Concussions. Learn more here about the unique way we practice Chinese sports medicine.

I was a practicing Professional Engineer here for 24 years. I am a mother to two adult sons, a wife, a professional career woman since 1979 and since 2007, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and now a doctor of Classical Chinese Medicine.

My life has taken many turns

In my mid 30s, I was miserable and very unhappy with my job. I felt unappreciated. I felt underemployed. I felt used. I was angry and frustrated. I blamed other people for my unhappiness. At the time, I didn’t know that being deeply unhappy was being out of balance, and would seriously jeopardize my well being.

One day I got the bad news of a so-called Positive Pap test result – they found something abnormal. I reacted in my usual way. I got mad and I was mad as hell. I was so mad I cried all the way home, driving from work that day.

Why was I so angry?  How dare my body betray me when I was taking care of it all the time – my diet and my exercise routine. Later I would find out that these are NOT enough to ensure good health.  It seemed to be the last straw to feel betrayed by people and then by own body. What was going on!

In my rage, I somehow became introspective too. Something changed inside me that day.

I decided that I was going to take control of my health and my life. My research about cervical cancer at the time told me it was very rare and that it occurred most often in women who had multiple sexual partners, who also had multiple sexual partners. In other words, the nurse said, “it’s mainly a disease of prostitutes.”

“That’s not me!!!!!”

I didn’t know I had let other people tell me what to do. I didn’t know that being obedient was killing me. I didn’t know that by denying myself, I was killing myself. So that was the day, I decided no longer to be a victim.  I decided to live.

The circumstances in my life began to change. I finally had the courage to ask for the things that I wanted.  I finally had the courage to leave things behind that made me unhappy. It wasn’t easy.

I became a consultant and a contractor for a few years. There was fear and opposition to that. Like, what about your pension? What about benefits?

Later I decided to leave corporate life altogether. I wanted to do something really meaningful. I told my boss at the time and he seemed to understand. He said, “Joanny, go out there and get that piece of paper and you do whatever you want with it!” I went for it and that’s how I went back to school after 24 years as a Professional Engineer and became a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

But in the ensuing years after my cancer scare, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I just had this general idea. I had become much less tolerant of the status quo. I was still having a stressful time, but it was better than before my cancer scare. So I was inconsistent. I was successful sometimes and unsuccessful other times. I didn’t know why, but I was definitely searching for answers for questions that I didn’t know I was asking!

I found my answers in my first year class, Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. My professor taught that day that a few minutes of anger hurt you more than whoever or whatever you were mad at. O. M. G! Little did I know then that I was preparing myself to create Calgary Concussion.

It was ALL that negativity that I carried around with me, on my shoulders, on my upper back. In modern terms, it’s called STRESS. But stress is such a general term that it is meaningless.

My definition of stress is simple

Harbouring long term negativity. That’s called SUFFERING. I’m just like you. It wasn’t easy for me either. I had to figure it out. I had to dig myself out of that hole that I call a cancer scare. But I did it alone. It took me almost another two decades to get to where I am today. I’ve spent a lot of time, effort, reading, studying and 10s of thousands of dollars going from seminar to seminar, learning bits and pieces and finally putting it all together. You don’t have to go through that.

I began to understand the missing link between sports injuries and disease and the expected results that people want from their doctors. Comprehensive treatment plans that MUST also contain a huge element of psychological involvement. This is the difference maker at Calgary Concussion Answers.

Why I Do What I Do

Possibility thinking moves you forward. Not mere problem solving. You can no longer afford that. Much of modern medicine these days is more like battlefield medicine to get you out and going as soon as possible. But it provides only temporary relief with a wish and crossed fingers that the problem doesn’t come back to bite you later.

Not good enough! You need sports medicine that is comprehensive that moves you forward in order to heal definitively. So, let me ask you this: 1.Have you been fired, released or forced to quit since you’ve had your concussion? 2. Are you still suffering from awful headaches long after your concussion? 3. Are you putting off your plans and the things you want to do since your concussion? 4. Are you depressed? 5. Are you having ANY suicidal thoughts at all?

It was February 2015 and I was doing a course on speaking from the stage. One of the questions asked up front was this: “What do you imagine would have been the cost to the client had they NOT accepted your offer?” Immediately the answer came to me: SUICIDE! Then I cried. That’s what drives me. I’m in this game because I’m saving lives! AND the fact that parents and maybe their kids are having second thoughts about participating in their favourite sports.

I believe in mental fitness because mental health is everything. If you are fit mentally then you know what’s right for you. You will not indulge in doing things or eating foods that harm you. Instead you make the choices that make you happy and healthy – in mind, body and spirit. You can read more about what my values are and what I believe in here.

The state of concussion “treatments” in conventional sports medicine is non-existent. The NFL paid a group of the brightest minds in neuroscience ($100 million) to come up with answers. In the summer of 2015, they announced the answer: exercise. Really?! Are you kidding? Man, athletes EXERCISE for a living!

No wonder the thought of concussion happening to a young brain has parents panicked. So let’s cut the crap. Sport is not at fault. The NFL is not at fault. The NHL is not at fault. Premier League and UEFA are not at fault. World Rugby is not at fault. What makes the brain weak in some and not others?

The answer is in the piles of research on neuroscience, neuropsychology and neuroplasticity just lying on shelves gathering dust. But I’ve got GOOD news. I studied the research, put two and two together and it suddenly dawned on me why my clients were getting better faster and recovering at record pace – it didn’t matter what injury it was – but ESPECIALLY concussions.

The brain is easy to heal. Period. If you know what to do. If you know WHY the brain was weakened in the first place. If you know how to trigger the right type of brain plasticity that grows and repairs brain cells. You see, brain plasticity can work both ways – it can grow or it can shrink. A healthy brain grows.

I figured out how to apply the science in my sports medicine practice. Following the Return-to-Play Protocol makes sense. However they don’t have a way for you to actually advance through every step. The CONSEQUENCES are DIRE!

They have you wait on the sidelines. Have you ever wondered if there is anything you can do yourself to improve the odds of passing their “test?” Are You Fed Up? Then make an appointment here with Dr. Joanny Liu for an Initial Consultation

Psychological health IS the mainstay of Chinese medicine. Understanding the human psyche and helping you to become the best version of you is what we do at Calgary Concussion Answers. It naturally evolved because we’re talking about the brain. Unfortunately too much emphasis is put on the BIG part of our brain.

At Calgary Concussion Answers we practice THE WHOLE brain approach.  You’ve got questions. Calgary Concussion has the insights. You must consider the emotional parts too, because the emotional state determines behaviour. Got to go MUCH deeper!

Concussions and Post Concussion Syndrome are temporary. You never ever have to have another one. Because prevention is also in the recovery process. If I didn’t know what I know today, I wouldn’t have been able to help my own grown son deal positively, proactively and constructively with his severe concussion that nearly blinded him.

Today, it’s over 6 years since that concussion. My son never had a relapses. No headaches. No eye problems. He’s stronger emotionally and mentally to deal with situations that he would never have thought possible before his full recovery. Once you’ve made up your mind to be well, then you go about it ruthlessly (AKA relentlessly) until you reach your goal. Then you recover.

In all the cases I’ve seen, there is one TRUTH: all concussions are preceded by a traumatic MAJOR upset. Shock. Deep disappointment. It could’ve been days ago, weeks, months later.

The work I do and the process I developed have proven results. In my work, there’s ALWAYS a way to end pain and misery. I start with the end result, the one that you want. That’s what you and I focus on. In end you get what you want if you follow the PROCESS of Calgary Concussion Answers.

So let me save you lots of time and heartache. Let’s tone down and even eliminate the stress in your life. That’s what resilience is all about.

Because that’s going to determine what you look like and feel like right now and in the future. It’s going to determine how you perform everyday, whether it’s in your career, at home, and your finances. Because there’s a universal truth: How you do one thing is how you do everything! It’s already happening right now.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here. 

Cheers, Dr. Joanny, TCMD (Doctor of Chinese Medicine), BEng(Civil)

Calgary Concussion Answers


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Values – What drives Dr. Joanny

Here are our values and beliefs at Calgary Concussion Answers.

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We believe in mental fitness because mental health is everything. If you are fit mentally then you know what’s right for you. You will not indulge in doing things or eating foods that harm you. Instead you make the choices that make you happy and healthy – in mind, body and spirit.

We believe in being honest with you because we believe in your abilities and in our abilities to help you.

We believe that children must be raised to have real self confidence based on the evidence they get about themselves when they are adventurous, risk-taking and curious.

We believe in the value of sport in terms of life lessons that can be gained from such participation.

We believe in work ethic, persistence, consistency and outside-of-the-box thinking. Variety and creativity lead to good things.

We believe in the complete confidentiality of our patients unless otherwise instructed with expressed permission.

We believe in a greater role in life that transcends pettiness but lifts the spirits.

We believe in the successful execution of your goals related to sport and to life because you cannot separate who you are from what you do. Experience and live life that is successful and satisfying, inside and outside of sport.

We believe in getting you back on the field of play as soon as possible AND also ensuring that you live a happy healthy life long after you leave your beloved sports career.

We believe in outside-of-the-box thinking, exploration, innovation and possibility thinking going forward in medicine.


Why do sinews and ligaments tear?
Why so muscles tear?
Why do bones break?
Why do joints stop functioning properly?
Why do some people get concussions and others don’t?
Why do some people have multiple concussions and others don’t?
Why do some people get leg injuries while others don’t? Etc.

What weakens the body and the brain when you’re already doing everything PHYSICAL to assure strength?

Is life  a mystery to you?

There are no mysteries if we dive into deeper analysis of the injury (or disease). We can no longer keep doing the same things over and over with little predictable results.

You want predictable outcomes.

For the brain and the body.

We must deal with the DIRECT effects of stress, what to do about stress, why there is no such thing as good stress, the connection between stress and deterioration of self-confidence and self-esteem, the connection between stress and how it weakens both the body and the brain, concussions, post concussion syndrome, the effect of mental fitness on injury recovery, high performance and peak performance.

My Underlying Philosophy Which Guides My Medical Practice

Dr. Joanny is a consultant, mentor, truth-telling friend, doctor and teacher. Not a coach, not a psychotherapist, not a talk therapist or counselor.

Dr. Joanny promises you these things:

She loves getting people off to a quick start to begin realizing their full potential. She will not hold back on anything that will benefit you.

She will challenge your comfort zone, sometimes big time, when needed because you need it.

She will give you comprehensive answers to all your questions. You will discover your own unique answers. Your light bulb will go off. You’ll be astounded by your self-discovery.

You want answers now. You will get them, starting with our values at Calgary Concussion Answers. Then get acquainted with our Code of Ethics.