Chiropractor Rudy Sasina is expanding his chiropractic practice in Kingman to include Pratt.

The Kempton Chiropractic office will soon re-open for business when a new chiropractor expands his Kingman practice to Pratt.

Rudy Sasina, who was the late Bruce Kempton's chiropractor, will have his first office hours on Dec. 1. Sasina will establish hours on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. These will be his only hours during December but he plans on expanding hours starting Jan. 1, 2018. Besides the Friday and Saturday hours. Sasina will be in Pratt on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.

Sasina and Bruce Kempton were chiropractors for each other.

Sasina, who has been a chiropractor in Kingman for 15 years and practicing almost 20 years, will offer a full range of chiropractic services and be working out of Kempton's office.

Sasina, who grew up in the Denver area, attended Barton County Community College and Wichita State University and played baseball for both schools. He also played for the Elkhart Dusters. He had an offer to play baseball for the Seattle Mariners but because of back problems was never fulfill that opportunity although he did get to play against a lot of people in college that did get to play professional ball, Sasina said.

His back problems were part of the reason he eventually became a chiropractor. While he was at WSU, he had a friend whose uncle was a chiropractor for the Denver Broncos. That uncle helped Sasina with his back problems and was the inspiration for him becoming a chiropractor. Through connections with that uncle, Sasina got work as a chiropractor at Denver Broncos at mini camps.

Sasina was originally going to be an accountant then got interested in chemistry and for a time wanted to be a pharmacist. He even applied to the a pharmacy school in Denver. But after his back issues and chiropractic sessions, that set his future as a chiropractor.

Sasina works out of his office in Kingman and will keep that office and commute to Pratt. Sasina and his wife Jennifer wanted to raise their family in a small town and chose Kingman.

Sasina knows Pratt and has always like the town because there is a lot going on with new businesses opening up in town.

"I just see it as a very progressive town," Sasina said.

Sasina enjoys golf and hunting deer, pheasant, quail, dove and goes to Oklahoma to hunt wild hogs once a year.

Sasina is married to Jennifer and they have three children, Peighton who is sophomore in high school, Ashleigh who is an eighth grader and Jace who is a second grader.

Jennifer works at the Citizens Bank in Kingman and Medicine Lodge.