NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — With the warmer weather officially upon us, many are back on the field enjoying spring sports. There are essential steps athletes can take to ensure they can the bases and hit home runs all season long.

Kristen Bell, a physical therapist at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, joined News 8’s Lisa Carberg to discuss common baseball and softball-related injuries.

Plus, how important is it to warm up before a practice or game, and what should someone do if they are swinging a bat or throwing a ball for the first time this season?

Watch the video above.