The acute phase requires that the dancer seeks professional advice after the injury has occurred, even if you think it is something that will wear off. A medical professional will be able to give sound, objective advice in order to embark on the most suitable treatment plan; a seemingly simple injury can be complicated to heal as a result of many other factors too.
The recovery phase equates to patience! Once the pain reduces, the body begins to recover and regain its range of motion, strength and endurance. While you are tracking your rehabilitation journey you must ensure you are continuing to work the whole body. Find different ways to do this in order to return to full health, such as by working your muscles with cardiovascular exercise, stretching gently and remembering to rest too!
To return your body to full health, the functional phase avoids repeating the injury. The injured area will now be weaker than the other parts of the body: the tissues must all heal completely and be strengthened again. Remember to keep your mind healthy too, and focus on the progression of your recovery journey.