NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers in New Orleans and Seattle have a five-year federal grant to study whether muscle power training can help children with cerebral palsy walk better.

Lead researcher Noelle Moreau of Louisiana State University says therapists in each city will train 24 children who already can walk.

All 48 will do leg presses targeting three important muscle groups, plus treadmill work.

Children from the ages of 10 and 17 will participate.

LSU Health Sciences Center and Seattle Children's Hospital are working together on the study.