IR lamp strength: heating connective tissue
I’ve been looking at IR lamps. It seems like most of the people who’ve posted on Thunder’s have got the little Phillips 150W lamps. I’m looking to spend a bit more partially because I feel a moveable head will make things easier and partially because the phillips don’t really seem to be available in Australia, at least not a competative price.
I’m looking at this model, which’ll cost me about $50AUS + $30 P&H:
It’s 250W, is that too strong?
I’m having a bit of difficulty finding scientific articles that talk about how long it takes to heat up collagenous tissue with different wavelengths/distances/power output. I’ve read around that about 45 degrees Celsius (internally) is idea for plastic deformation, is anyone aware of any studies that talk about heating up this type of connective tissue?