The Previous Editions
The first edition of Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy was published in 1997 by Butterworth-Heinemann. It had 10 chapters, 15 authors and was 184 pages in length. It was subsequently published in Portuguese and German.
The second edition of Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy was published in 2004 by Butterworth-Heinemann which had been purchased by Elsevier. It had 17 chapters, 29 authors and was 368 pages in length.
The third edition of Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy published in 2011 by Washington State University Press now has 21 chapters, 34 authors and is 560 pages in length, a dramatic expansion in every dimension. In 2018 it was published in where it serves as the basic instructional text for Chinese physiotherapists.