Northern Beaches Pain Management
Northern Beaches Pain Management is a specialist pain practice dedicated to helping patients suffering with poorly controlled pain. We know how debilitating and all-encompassing living with daily pain can be. Through a wide range of treatment strategies, including interventional options (injection techniques), we aim to develop a personalised plan for each patient, helping you to get on with enjoying your life.
In order to ensure the best possible pain management plan, we will liaise closely with your other health providers such as your GP, medical specialists and allied health team. We work closely with a range of multi-disciplinary providers including physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists to achieve the best possible outcomes for you.
Dr Tim Hucker
Northern Beaches Pain Management was founded by Dr Timothy Hucker, a highly qualified pain specialist with specific expertise in back and neck pain, joint related pain, nerve pain, pelvic pain and cancer-related pain.
Dr Hucker completed his medical training in the UK at the University of London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals before specialising in Anaesthetics. He subsequently trained in Pain Medicine in London (St George’s Hospital) and Sydney (Royal Prince Alfred), as well as undertaking fellowships in palliative care, paediatric & adult intensive care and regional anaesthesia.
In 2011 Dr Hucker moved to Australia permanently to take up a Fellowship position at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital before becoming a Consultant Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Epworth Group Hospitals. Dr Hucker went on to become the Clinical Lead for Pain at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, as well as working at the Cabrini Group Hospitals, before moving to Sydney to open Northern Beaches Pain Management in 2021.
In addition to being a Pain Specialist, Dr Hucker is an examiner for future pain specialists at the Faculty of Pain Medicine, an adviser for the Faculty of Pain Medicine on interventional pain management, a lecturer at Monash University, a published author of scientific papers and book chapters on Pain Medicine, and till 2022 the Chair of the working party for adult cancer pain management guidelines at the Cancer Council Australia. Dr Hucker also lectures at national and state conferences on cancer and chronic pain management.
Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA)
Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthestists (FANZCA)
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA)
Medical Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)